Class Questions / Edition 1

Class Questions / Edition 1

by Joan Acker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742546306

ISBN-13: 9780742546301

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Class is a particularly troublesome issue in the United States and other rich capitalist societies. In this feminist analysis of class, noted sociologist Joan Acker examines and assesses feminist attempts to include white women and people of color in discussions of class. She argues that class processes are shaped through gender, race, and other forms of domination

Overview

Class is a particularly troublesome issue in the United States and other rich capitalist societies. In this feminist analysis of class, noted sociologist Joan Acker examines and assesses feminist attempts to include white women and people of color in discussions of class. She argues that class processes are shaped through gender, race, and other forms of domination and inequality. Class Questions: Feminist Answers outlines a theory of class as a set of gendered and racialized processes in which people have unequal control over and access to the necessities of life-processes including production, distribution, and paid and unpaid labor. Historically, gender and race-based inequalities were integral to capitalism and they are still fundamental aspects of the class system. Acker argues that capitalist organizations create gendered and racialized class inequalities and outlines a conceptual scheme for analyzing "inequality regimes" in organizations. Finally, the book examines contemporary changes in work and employment and in economic/political processes, including current events like deregulation, downsizing, and off-shoring, that increase inequalities and alter racialized and gendered class relations. This book will appeal to readers interested in a feminist discussion of class as a racialized and gendered process intimately tied to the capitalist economic system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742546301
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Series:
Gender Lens Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction—The Feminist Problem with Class Chapter 2 Feminists Theorizing Class—Issues and Arguments Chapter 3 Thinking About Gendered and Racialized Class Chapter 4 Is Capitalism Gendered and Racialized? Chapter 5 Large Organizations and the Production of Gendered and Racialized Class Chapter 6 Changes in Gendered and Racialized Class Chapter 7 Conclusion—Some Optimistic Proposals

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