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Matrilineal Communities, Patriarchal Realities: A Feminist Nirvana Uncovered, by Kanchana N. Ruwanpura. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006. 256 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0-472-06977-4, ISBN-10: 0-472-06977-2 (pbk.). US$22.95

Matrilineal Communities, Patriarchal Realities: A Feminist Nirvana Uncovered, by Kanchana N.... BO OK REVIEWS book. This is not to suggest that feminist readers will not find this book useful, interesting, and challenging. It is after all, a well-argued, meticulously researched, and focused piece of analysis. More critical feminist readers might, however, feel slightly disappointed by the very tight and narrow focus of the book, which generally fails to link the analysis presented to a broader feminist-informed critique of economic develop- ment, neoliberalism, or globalization. Overall, this is an immensely enjoyable book. It is not entirely convincing that the arguments in the book are as challenging and controversial as the author seemed to suggest, but the book is a wonderful example of how we need to think through the complex and often contradictory processes at work in the gendering of labor markets. Juanita Elias, School of History and Politics, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, SA 5005, Australia e-mail: Juanita.elias@adelaide.edu.au REFER E NCES Elias, Juanita. 2004. Fashioning Inequality: The Multinational Corporation and Gendered Employment in a Globalising World. Aldershot: Ashgate. Pun Ngai. 2005. Made in China: Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Rai, Shirin. 2002. Gender and the Political Economy of Development. Oxford: Polity. Salzinger, Leslie. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Feminist Economics Taylor & Francis

Matrilineal Communities, Patriarchal Realities: A Feminist Nirvana Uncovered, by Kanchana N. Ruwanpura. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006. 256 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0-472-06977-4, ISBN-10: 0-472-06977-2 (pbk.). US$22.95

Feminist Economics , Volume 15 (2): 3 – Apr 1, 2009
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10.1080/13545700902766906
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BO OK REVIEWS book. This is not to suggest that feminist readers will not find this book useful, interesting, and challenging. It is after all, a well-argued, meticulously researched, and focused piece of analysis. More critical feminist readers might, however, feel slightly disappointed by the very tight and narrow focus of the book, which generally fails to link the analysis presented to a broader feminist-informed critique of economic develop- ment, neoliberalism, or globalization. Overall, this is an immensely enjoyable book. It is not entirely convincing that the arguments in the book are as challenging and controversial as the author seemed to suggest, but the book is a wonderful example of how we need to think through the complex and often contradictory processes at work in the gendering of labor markets. Juanita Elias, School of History and Politics, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, SA 5005, Australia e-mail: Juanita.elias@adelaide.edu.au REFER E NCES Elias, Juanita. 2004. Fashioning Inequality: The Multinational Corporation and Gendered Employment in a Globalising World. Aldershot: Ashgate. Pun Ngai. 2005. Made in China: Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Rai, Shirin. 2002. Gender and the Political Economy of Development. Oxford: Polity. Salzinger, Leslie.

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