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Girls of the Factory: A Year with the Garment Workers of Morocco

M. Laetitia Cairoli


In Morocco today, the idea of female laborers is generally frowned upon. Yet despite this, many women are beginning to find work in factories. The author of this book spent a year in the ancient city of Fes; this book tells the story of what life is like there for working women. Forced to find a factory job herself so that she could speak more intimately with working women, she was able to learn firsthand why they work, what working means to them, and how important earning a wage is to their sense of self. This book conveys a general sense of the working life of women in Morocco by describing ... More

Keywords: Morocco, female laborers, factories, Fes, wage, self, daily life, homes, ethnography, new generation, young women, workforce

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813035611
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035611.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. Laetitia Cairoli, author
Montclair State University