chapter  4
Shop floor control: The ideological construction of Turkish women factory workers
ByYildiz Ecevit
Pages 24

In the 1970s and 1980s women’s employment has been one of the most widely discussed issues within feminist discourse. A major reason for this has been the supposed relationship between women’s participation in the labour market and their emancipation. Although women have long been engaged in many kinds of productive activities, their involvement in the labour market as wage labourers has been seen as particularly significant, offering an alternative to their restriction within the domestic domain as reproducers, nurturers, and subsistence producers. Participation in social production and control of income have been seen as crucial elements in increasing women’s autonomy and power.