The Social Relations Approach, empowerment and women factory workers in Malaysia

Miles, Lilian ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7224-757X (2016) The Social Relations Approach, empowerment and women factory workers in Malaysia. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 37 (1) . pp. 3-22. ISSN 1461-7099 (doi:10.1177/0143831X14533734)

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Abstract

This article discusses the empowerment of women factory workers in Malaysia through the lens of Kabeer’s Social Relations Approach. The approach offers an institutional analysis of how gender inequality is produced and calls for the overall terms of exchange and cooperation to be shifted in women’s favour. Its application shows that Malaysian women factory workers face significant challenges, due to the character of institutions, and women’s difficulties in adopting and internalising the notion of ‘empowerment’.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online before print May 29, 2014.
Keywords (uncontrolled): Empowerment, institutions, labour relations, social dimension, women’s groups
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Diversity and Gender group
Item ID: 14348
Notes on copyright: Lilian Miles, The Social Relations Approach, empowerment and women factory workers in Malaysia, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Vol 37, Issue 1, pp. 3 - 22. Copyright © The Author(s) 2014. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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Depositing User: Lilian Miles
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2015 14:06
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2019 12:13
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14348

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