Doing "Women's Work"

Author: Christine L. Williams

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452254311

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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This book summarizes the state of our knowledge on the effects of men in women's professions - effects on the men, on their views of masculinity, on the occupations and on the women they work with. Do men get preferential treatment in these positions? Do they receive higher salaries? Or are they treated the same as their women colleagues? Through a series of statistical and demographic analyses, as well as case studies of men in professions such as teaching, secretarial work, care-giving and stripping, the contributors give a glimpse of the role of these men in bolstering or undermining the gendered assumptions of occupational sex segregation in the workplace.

Women and Work

Author: Sonia Carreon,Amy Cassedy,Kathryn Borman,Paula J. Dubeck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113581886X

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 8711

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Women and Work in Russia, 1880-1930

Author: Jane Mcdermid,Anna Hillyar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317888987

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 3881

This study considers the impact of industrialisation, revolution and world war on women's working lives in Russia. Unlike existing studies this new text looks at women from all social classes. In the process the authors reveal how the stereotypical portrayal of Russian women's work as a struggle of endurance and sacrifice distorts and oversimplifies the reality of their experience between 1880 and 1930.

Women and Work in Britain since 1840

Author: Gerry Holloway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134512996

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6043

The first book of its kind to study this period, Gerry Holloway's essential student resource works chronologically from the early 1840s to the end of the twentieth century and examines over 150 years of women’s employment history. With suggestions for research topics, an annotated bibliography to aid further research, and a chronology of important events which places the subject in a broader historical context, Gerry Holloway considers how factors such as class, age, marital status, race and locality, along with wider economic and political issues, have affected women’s job opportunities and status. Key themes and issues that run through the book include: continuity and change the sexual division of labour women as a cheap labour force women’s perceived primary role of motherhood women and trade unions equality and difference education and training. Students of women’s studies, gender studies and history will find this a fascinating and invaluable addition to their reading material.

Women and Work in South Asia

Author: Deipica Bagchi,Saraswati Raju

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134522436

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 328

Women's work is central to the social and economic aspirations of the countries of South Asia. Their contribution to agriculture, industry and services is critical. However, planners and policy makers frequently ignore women's economic roles, drawing simplistic conclusions from inadequate data. Women and Work in South Asia provides a cross-cultural perspective on research on women's work in South Asia. Integrating macro and micro analysis, Asian and Western contributors analyse the inadequacies of official statistics and explore, through case studies, the cultural and socio-economic position of women at work in the region.

Women and Work in Indonesia

Author: Michele Ford,Lyn Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113414234X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 5878

This book examines the meaning of work for women in contemporary Indonesia. It takes a broad definition of work in order to interrogate assumptions about work and economic activity, focusing on what women themselves see as their work, which includes not only paid employment, home life and child care, but also activities surrounding ritual, healing and religious life. It analyses the key issues, including the contrasts between ‘new’ and ‘old’ forms of work, the relationship between experiences of migration and work, and the ways in which religion – especially Islam - shapes perceptions and practice of work. It discusses women’s work in a range of different settings, both rural and urban, and in different locations, covering Sumatra, Bali, Lombok, Java, Sulawesi and Kalimantan. A wide range of types of employment are considered: agricultural labour, industrial work and new forms of work in the tertiary sector such as media and tourism, demonstrating how capitalism, globalization and local culture together produce gendered patterns of work with particular statuses and identities. It address the question of the meaning and valuing of women’s ‘traditional’ work, be it agricultural labour, domestic work or other kinds of reproductive labour, challenging assumptions of women as ‘only’ mothers and housewives, and demonstrating how women can negotiate new definitions of ‘housewife’ by mobilizing kinship and village relations to transcend conventional categories such as wage labour and the domestic sphere. Overall, this book is an important study of the meaning of work for women in Indonesia.

Women and Work

Author: United States. Employment and Training Administration,Patricia Cayo Sexton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Labor supply

Page: 84

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Integrating Work and Family Life

Author: Betty Beach

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 079149604X

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 8053

What happens when work and family space are shared? Beach examines the lives of home-working families and describes the interaction of work and family life. Detailed focus on the family system demonstrates how space and time are utilized, how spouses and children respond, and how the family may perceive home work as an adaptive effort to integrate work and family life. Beach highlights the often overlooked role of children in contributing to this home-work style.

Women, Work, and Computerization

Author: Alison Adam

Publisher: North-Holland


Category: Computers

Page: 482

View: 4389

Paperback. An international acknowledgement of the problems existing in the area of gender and computing in the 1990s is provided by this publication. The need to produce strategies and policies to rectify the situation is highlighted. Papers, both reporting original empirical research and postulating interesting theoretical perspectives are structured around five parallel themes: Community, Communications and Information Networks; Information Technology (IT), Flexibility and Restructuring; Information Systems Design and User-Centred Perspectives; Education, Training and Learning; and Feminist Theoretical Perspectives on Power, Knowledge and Technology.