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Clothed in Integrity: Weaving Just Cultural Relations and the Garment Industry

Barbara Paleczny
Format
Book
Published
Waterloo, Ont. : Published for the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion = Corporation canadienne des sciences religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2000.
Language
English
Series
Studies in Women and Religion
Etudes Sur les Femmes et la Religion
ISBN
0889203407 (pbk.)
Contents
  • Serious Implications for Faith Communities xxi
  • Part I Identifying Relations of Ruling and Solidarity
  • 1 Present Conditions of Garment Homeworking in Toronto: The Microeconomics of a Low-Wage Strategy 3
  • A Story of Exploitation 4
  • Exposing Some Myths 7
  • Protection of Homeworkers in Multiple Sectors 10
  • 2 Macroeconomics of Garment Homeworking: Homework in Its Historical Context 17
  • Homeworking in the Context of Expanding Capitalism 18
  • 3 Macroeconomics of Garment Homeworking: The International Web of Production and Feminist Analysis of the Relations of Ruling 57
  • International Web of Production in the Garment Industry 58
  • Feminist Analysis of the Relations of Ruling in the Garment Industry 74
  • 4 Transforming the Local Situation in Its Global Context 89
  • Fair Wages and Working Conditions for Homeworkers' Coalition Campaign in Ontario 90
  • Core Issues Arising from Praxis 103
  • ILGWU Initiatives and Challenges 113
  • Webs of Solidarity Worldwide 119
  • Relations of Solidarity 121
  • Part II Constructing Feminist Socio-economic Ethics as Transformative Theology
  • 5 Horizon, Bias and Specificity/Difference Analysis Related to Homeworking 133
  • Horizon and Feminist Analysis 134
  • Forms of Bias and the Obstruction of Transformation 140
  • Specificity and Difference 150
  • 6 Home Outside the Public Eye 167
  • Myth of Women's Place and Market Strategies 169
  • Social Construction of Gender and "Race" Relations 173
  • Implications for Socio-political Organization 176
  • Some Foundational Elements of a Framework to Restructure Society 185
  • Further Construction of an Integrative Framework 188
  • 7 Discerning Elements for Socio-economic Ethics 209
  • A Radical, Global Task 213
  • Values as the Foundation for Alternate Choices 215
  • Difference and Specificity as a Gift of God 242
  • An Ethics of Integrity and Truth 245
  • Relating Ethical Imperatives and Economic Possibilities 249
  • Conclusion: Ethics, Sin and Grace 259
  • Location of Ethical Discourse and Norms of Justice Making 277
  • Difference and Specificity Analysis Intrinsic to Theological Praxis 278
  • Constructing Domestic Just Relations 282
  • Global Relations of Solidarity to Counteract Global Relations of Injustice 284
  • Integrating Images and Social Factors in Theological Endeavour 287.
Description
xxxiv, 352 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
Studies in women and religion ; v. 6
Etudes sur les femmes et la religion ; v. 6
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