Gender and Institutions: Welfare, Work and Citizenship

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This important interdisciplinary volume explores feminist approaches to institutional design and reshaping. It looks at the scope for ensuring that Australian institutions acknowledge gender difference and deliver more equitable outcomes. It shows how gendered regulatory norms underpin and intersect with all other institutional settings. The leading team of writers discusses topics including: institutions, embodiment and sexual difference; the welfare state; housing policy; household work; republicanism and ...

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Overview

This important interdisciplinary volume explores feminist approaches to institutional design and reshaping. It looks at the scope for ensuring that Australian institutions acknowledge gender difference and deliver more equitable outcomes. It shows how gendered regulatory norms underpin and intersect with all other institutional settings. The leading team of writers discusses topics including: institutions, embodiment and sexual difference; the welfare state; housing policy; household work; republicanism and citizenship; and gender-based discrimination.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521635769
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Series: Reshaping Australian Institutions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Institutions, embodiment and sexual difference Moira Gatens; Part I. Beyond the Male Breadwinner: Welfare, Housing and Household Labour: 2. Life-course and labour market transitions: an alternative model for welfare state design Deborah Mitchell; 3. Reshaping housing policy and the benefits of urban/regional location: why gender matters Bettina Cass; 4. Moving toward equality? Questions of change and equality in household work patterns Janeen Baxter; Part II. Triumphs and Failures of Feminist Design: Reschaping the Workplace: 5. Changing the sexual harassment agenda Carol Bacchi; 6. Heavy, dirty and limp stories: male advantage at work Joan Eveline; 7. Designing the process of workplace change through the affirmative action act Valerie Braithwaite; Part III. Reshaping Citizenship: Class, Race and Nation: 8. Being civil and social: the proper study of womankind Lenore Coltheart; 9. Redesigning the population: narratives of race and sex Alison Mackinnon; 10. Treating ourselves to a republic Chilla Bulbeck.

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