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Where the Rivers Meet--Fiji: A Divided Community and its Struggle for Peace (review)

Where the Rivers Meet--Fiji: A Divided Community and its Struggle for Peace (review) book and media rev iews 529 such injuries and illnesses prevent munities on the island of Ovalau. The some women from returning to work. external pressures that prompt local Management refuses to reduce the free-market reforms—structural amount of standing and heavy lifting adjustment, globalization, and inter- when a worker is pregnant. The national financial institutions such as p a f c o women who share their expe- the World Bank and the International riences in the film add their voices to Monetary Fund — do not receive spe - the chorus of women protesting simi- cific mention in the film. Still, In the lar wages and conditions in labor- Name of Growth clearly adds to the intensive, export-oriented factories evidence that a radical rethinking of worldwide. structural adjustment and fr ee -market The implications for local gender policies is needed to give people’s relations of women’s entry into factory well-being primacy over considera- employment are also addressed. A tions of growth in economic policy. p a f c o job presented a new kind of christy harringto n freedom for women— to earn a wage American Association of University and to establish new social networks Women Postdoctoral Fellow with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Where the Rivers Meet--Fiji: A Divided Community and its Struggle for Peace (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 14 (2) – Jul 1, 2002

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2002 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

book and media rev iews 529 such injuries and illnesses prevent munities on the island of Ovalau. The some women from returning to work. external pressures that prompt local Management refuses to reduce the free-market reforms—structural amount of standing and heavy lifting adjustment, globalization, and inter- when a worker is pregnant. The national financial institutions such as p a f c o women who share their expe- the World Bank and the International riences in the film add their voices to Monetary Fund — do not receive spe - the chorus of women protesting simi- cific mention in the film. Still, In the lar wages and conditions in labor- Name of Growth clearly adds to the intensive, export-oriented factories evidence that a radical rethinking of worldwide. structural adjustment and fr ee -market The implications for local gender policies is needed to give people’s relations of women’s entry into factory well-being primacy over considera- employment are also addressed. A tions of growth in economic policy. p a f c o job presented a new kind of christy harringto n freedom for women— to earn a wage American Association of University and to establish new social networks Women Postdoctoral Fellow with

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 1, 2002

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