Essay Cove

Essay Cove

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Using the chapter from Brennan’s What’s Love Got to Do with It, and/or Monishka’s lecture, what are the key issues involved in approaches to the issue of sex work? Are there ways for sex work to be more equitable for women, should it be abolished or…? (5 POINTS, 1-2 PAGES)
What kinds of dynamics pulled women into labor activism in the examples you have from either Kingsolver’s non-fiction book Holding the Line and/or the fictionalized film The Salt of the Earth? What kinds of effects did women’s labor activism have on their families and communities? Where did they encounter resistance to their activism? What were the transformative effects of labor activism on the women themselves? Be as specific as you can be (10 POINTS, 2 PAGES)
4) Think about the “maquiladoras” depicted in the film, “The Global Assembly Line.” What are the corporations’ priorities? Do they help with “development?” In what ways to multinational corporations rely on women’s work and gender ideologies in order to make their products? What kinds of effects does globalization have, for good or ill, on local workers (according to Lerner and Derné? You may also use the websites sent around. (10 POINTS, 2 PAGES)
5) Think intersectionally about the way that gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality and/or class combine in workplaces. Using at least three of the following authors/pieces – Yoder and Aniakudo; Chin; Wingfield; Alfrey and Twine; Cottingham; Erlich Martin – discuss the impact that specifics of gender, race/ethnicitym sexuality and/or class have on the work experiences of the people that these authors studied. (15 POINTS, 3-4 PAGES)

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