Class, Gender and the Family Business

Class, Gender and the Family Business

by Kate Mulholland
     
 

In raising probing questions about the relationship between gender power, class power and enterprise, this book brings a new and insightful perspective to the study of family capitalism. Mulholland explores the links between class as a resource and enterprise, the connections between the organization of the sexual division of labor and enterprise, the relationship

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In raising probing questions about the relationship between gender power, class power and enterprise, this book brings a new and insightful perspective to the study of family capitalism. Mulholland explores the links between class as a resource and enterprise, the connections between the organization of the sexual division of labor and enterprise, the relationship between masculinity and enterprise and the manner in which emotional labor and domesticity also contribute to the construction of business. Based on a regional study of newly created and inherited enterprise across different sectors, interviews were conducted amongst seventy major business families and one hundred family members.

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"Most family business research has strangely managed to forget gender. This book changes all that by explicitly analysing gender inequalities in family business families. In so doing, Mulholland also furthers key understandings of the gendering of economy, and intersections of class, ethnicity and gender."— Jeff Hearn, University of Manchester, UK & Swedish School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333793367
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/24/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.68(d)

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