Banking and Gender: Sex Equality in the Financial Services in Britain and Turkey

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Overview


Drawing comparisons from Turkey and Britain, countries which are at the margins of the European continent, Banking and Gender argues that most of the gendered inequalities in employment are socially constructed. Exploring the historical and social development of sex segregation and equality initiatives in both countries, it challenges biologically deterministic assumptions on "professions fit for women or men" which are still prevalent in employment practices in both countries. Banking and Gender is the first in-depth cross-cultural and empirical study of employment in the financial service and represents a genuinely innovative contribution to the theory and understanding of these fields.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860649486
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/7/2004
  • Series: Tauris Academic Studies Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author


Mustafa Ozbilgin is Lecturer at the University of Surrey, England.

Diana Woodward is the Dean of Research at Napier University, Scotland.

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Table of Contents


Preface
• Introduction
• Equal Opportunities by Sex in Turkey and Britain
• The Sex Segregation of the Labour Force
• Labour Market Theories of Sex Segregation
• Organisations and Sex Segregation
• Field Study
• The Turkish Study
• The British Study
• Comparative Analysis and Discussion
• Conclusion
• Bibliography
• Index
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