CSR and Sweatshops - A study of the reasoning of the Others

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title CSR and Sweatshops - A study of the reasoning of the Others
Author(s) Krondahl, Daniel
Date 2009
English abstract
The author of this thesis applies the theoretical perspectives of postcolonialism and black feminism to be able to see how the picture of the others has been created. Through the creation of the others, the colonising, and developed, world have been able to have a significant influence on the developing world, by grouping the people of the developing world together into the oppressed group of the others. By examining investigation reports of how the situations are at sweatshops, and by examining how the corporations have formulated their Codes of Conduct, as a part of their work with CSR, the author have used discourse analysis to extract the vagueness in the Codes of Conduct. As the others are considered as backwards and primitive, the women who are put into the group of the others are considered even more so, opening for the use of women as cheap labour, and who will not protest when their work conditions are bad. This belief have also created a picture of the developed world as the more civilised, who take advantage of the peril of the others, and justify it with that the others are in need of developed world influence.
Publisher Malmö högskola/IMER
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) The Others
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/8257 (link to this page)

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