Capital Accumulation and Women's Labour in Asian Economies


Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2014

401 pages

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The international financial system is in a transitional phase – the world centre of capitalist accumulation will soon be East Asia with Japan at its centre. Based on original research in Asia, this book analyses women's labour in the rapidly expanding economies of Asian societies. Peter Custers reasserts the importance of Marxist theory both analytically and politically for the understanding of Asian economies, while also critiquing Marx's patriarchal inheritance via the work of feminist thinkers such as Maria Miles and Vandana Shiva. A major contribution to contemporary debates in economics, political theory and feminism, this book is useful reading for students and academics in these areas as well as those interested in the changing global economic structure.

Peter Custers

Peter Custers (1949-2015) was a Dutch journalist and researcher who worked extensively on South Asia, particularly Bangladesh.