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Globalization in India by Subarno Chattarji, Tapan Basu, Suman Gupta

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Globalization and Women's Identities: New Forms of Work, Survival Strategies and Images of Migrant Women1

M. V. Shobhana Warrier

This chapter focuses on the changes wrought in the identity of women in the fishing communities by the transformation of their traditional world of work due to integration into the global economy. The industry is spread along the coast of the Indian subcontinent and is estimated to employ more than one hundred thousand workers. Major centres where the processing units are located are Veraval and Porbunder in Gujarat, Mumbai and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, Goa, Mangalore and Kollam in the Kochi belt of Kerala, Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, Nellore and Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, and Kolkata and its adjacent areas ...

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