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'Period Problems' at the Coalface

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala; Robinson, Kathryn


Menstruation leave for women workers brings into the public domain of mining ongoing debates around protective legislation for women. It brings into focus the presumed tensions between gender equity and gender difference with regard to women's economic citizenship. Large-scale mining in East Kalimantan in Indonesia has offered some opportunities to poor and unskilled rural women to find formal jobs in the mines as truck and heavy equipment operators. This paper presents a case study of women in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Feminist Review
DOI: 10.1057/fr.2008.5


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