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Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone–Now in Paperback

Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone: Gender and Politics in Sri Lanka

Sandya Hewamanne

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus.

Cloth 2007 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4045-0 | $59.95 | £39.00

Paper 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2112-1 | $24.95 | £16.50

A volume in the Contemporary Ethnography series

Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone"Hewamanne succeeds in meeting her primary objective, which is to tell us the story of these women in a way that we can see and partially apprehend the complexity of their lives through her writing. Few ethnographies are as passionate, confident, intimate, and evocative as this one."–American Ethnologist

By analyzing how Sri Lankan free trade zone factory workers claim political subjectivity and revealing a vibrant subaltern political universe where they can express alternative perspectives, Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone challenges conventional notions about marginalized women at the bottom of the global economy.

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