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Gender Work And Economy

Author : Heidi Gottfried
ISBN : 9780745680521
Genre : Social Science
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This engaging new text uses a feminist lens to crack open the often hidden worlds of gender and work, addressing enduring questions about how structural inequalities are produced and why they persist. Making visible the social relationships that drive the global economy, the book explores how economic transformations not only change the way we work, but how we live our lives. The full extent of changing patterns of employment and the current financial crisis cannot be fully understood in the confines of narrow conceptions of work and economy. Feminists address this shortcoming by developing both a theory and a political movement aimed at unveiling the power relations inherent in old and new forms of work. By providing an analysis of gender, work, and the economy, Heidi Gottfried brings to light the many faces of power from the bedroom to the boardroom. A discussion of globalization is threaded throughout the book to uncover the impact of increasing global interconnections, and vivid case studies are included, from industrialized countries such as the US and the global cities of New York, London, and Tokyo, as well as from developing countries and the emerging global cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Dubai. This comprehensive analysis of gender and work in a global economy, incorporating sociology, geography, and political economy perspectives, will be a valued companion to students in gender studies and across the social sciences more generally.
Category: Social Science

Unpacking Globalization

Author : Linda E. Lucas
ISBN : 9780739162170
Genre : Social Science
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Unpacking Globalization offers interdisciplinary analysis of the well-being of women and men as they cope with the changes of globalization. Through theory, case studies, and data, several themes emerge indicating that from the household to the continental level, change is leading to new awareness and new survival strategies for both women and men. The contributors to the volume come from around the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America.
Category: Social Science

Getting By In Hard Times

Author : Meg Luxton
ISBN : 080200783X
Genre : Social Science
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Describes the experiences of daily life for predominantly white, working class women and men during the period of ?economic restructuring? begun in the 1980s.
Category: Social Science

Glass Ceilings And 100 Hour Couples

Author : Karine S. Moe
ISBN : 9780820334042
Genre : Social Science
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When significant numbers of college-educated American women began, in the early twenty-first century, to leave paid work to become stay-at-home mothers, an emotionally charged national debate erupted. Karine Moe and Dianna Shandy, a professional economist and an anthropologist, respectively, decided to step back from the sometimes overheated rhetoric around the so-called mommy wars. They wondered what really inspired women to opt out, and they wanted to gauge the phenomenon’s genuine repercussions. Glass Ceilings and 100-Hour Couples is the fruit of their investigation—a rigorous, accessible, and sympathetic reckoning with this hot-button issue in contemporary life. Drawing on hundreds of interviews from around the country, original survey research, and national labor force data, Moe and Shandy refocus the discussion of women who opt out from one where they are the object of scrutiny to one where their aspirations and struggles tell us about the far broader swath of American women who continue to juggle paid work and family. Moe and Shandy examine the many pressures that influence a woman’s decision to resign, reduce, or reorient her career. These include the mismatch between child-care options and workplace demands, the fact that these women married men with demanding careers, the professionalization of stay-at-home motherhood, and broad failures in public policy. But Moe and Shandy are equally attentive to the resilience of women in the face of life decisions that might otherwise threaten their sense of self-worth. Moe and Shandy find, for instance, that women who have downsized their careers stress the value of social networks—of “running with a pack of smart women” who’ve also chosen to emphasize motherhood over paid work.
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Discounted Labour

Author : Ruth A. Frager
ISBN : 9780802078186
Genre : Business & Economics
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The years between 1870 and 1939 were a crucial period in the growth of industrial capitalism in Canada, as well as a time when many women joined the paid workforce. Yet despite the increase in employment, women faced a difficult struggle in gaining fair remuneration for their work and in gaining access to better jobs. Discounted Labour analyses the historical roots of women's persistent inequality in the paid labour force. Ruth A. Frager and Carmela K. Patrias analyse how and why women became confined to low-wage jobs, why their work was deemed less valuable than men's work, why many women lacked training, job experience, and union membership, and under what circumstances women resisted their subordination. Distinctive earning discrepancies and employment patterns have always characterized women's place in the workforce whether they have been in low-status, unskilled jobs, or in higher positions. For this reason, Frager and Patrias focus not only on women wage-earners but on women as salaried workers as well. They also analyze the divisions among women, examining how class and ethnic or racial differences have intersected with those of gender. Discounted Labour is an essential new work for anyone interested in the historical struggle for gender equality in Canada.
Category: Business & Economics

Equity In The Workplace

Author : Gottfried
ISBN : 9781417503339
Genre : Social Science
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This edited collection assembles cutting-edge comparative policy research on contemporary policies relevant to gender Contributors analyze gender-related employment policies, including parental leave, maternity programs, sexual harassment, work/life balance, and gender mainstreaming. Equity in the Workplace thoroughly illustrates how the juxtaposition of a variety of research methodologies focused on a common theme can lead to a richer, multilayered understanding of a complex issue.
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Gender Development And Globalization

Author : Lourdes Benería
ISBN : 0415927064
Genre : Business & Economics
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Extrait de la couverture . "Examining the ways in which feminist analysis has made inroads into the highly technical debates and frothy prophesies of international development and globalization, [this book] presents the ultimate primer on global feminist economics."
Category: Business & Economics

The Reproductive Bargain

Author : Heidi Gottfried
ISBN : 9004291490
Genre : Social Science
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Heidi Gottfried reveals the institutional sources of labour insecurities behind Japan's postwar employment system, arguing that this economic juggernaut's decline cannot be understood without reference to the reproductive bargain, and that gendering institutional analysis is one key to deciphering the enigma of Japanese capitalism.
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Value Chains Social Inclusion And Economic Development

Author : A.H.J. (Bert) Helmsing
ISBN : 9781136724718
Genre : Business & Economics
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Lead firms, development organisations, donors and governments view value chains and voluntary standards as vital instruments for achieving millennium development goals through trade and market-related interventions. The precise foundations for these development strategies, which suggest positive development outcomes from integration of poor actors into value chains, are as yet underdeveloped. The interdisciplinary work in this volume shows how trade is managed and asks theory-driven questions about how value chains relate to locally-rooted development processes. Policy makers and development practitioners are increasingly using value chain analysis to frame pro-poor development interventions. This book offers multiple conceptualizations of development outcomes of inclusion of small producers, firms and workers in value chains. Processes of inclusion at different scales are unpacked in order to identify the terms of participation of small producers, firms and workers. As value chains are embedded, the book further argues that inclusion can be conceptualized as the degree of alignment between value chain logics and the institutions and capacities in the local business system. The combination of inclusive governance and endogenous development informs a grounded debate on roles of development-oriented partnerships. Chapters in this volume draw on multiple strands of economics, sociology, political science, geography and management studies; and for empirical grounding engage in comparative analysis of cases from Latin America, SubSaharan Africa and East and South East Asia. These are combined with processes taking place at a global level, such as the proliferation of standards and the growth of roundtables and multi-stakeholder partnerships. The contributions explore contrasts – between contexts, between industries or commodities/products, and between conceptual frameworks; and the context dependency of development impact necessitates cross-case investigations. This collection will be of interest to scholars in development studies, economics, business studies, as well as to development policy makers.
Category: Business & Economics