Gender at Work in Economic Life

Gender at Work in Economic Life

by Gracia Clark
     
 

This new volume from SEA illuminates the importance of gender as a frame of reference in the study of economic life. The contributors are economic anthropologists who consider the role of gender and work in a cross-cultural context, examining issues of: historical change, the construction of globalization, household authority and entitlement, and

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This new volume from SEA illuminates the importance of gender as a frame of reference in the study of economic life. The contributors are economic anthropologists who consider the role of gender and work in a cross-cultural context, examining issues of: historical change, the construction of globalization, household authority and entitlement, and entrepreneurship and autonomy. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers in anthropology and in the related fields of economics, sociology of work, gender studies, women's studies, and economic development.

Editorial Reviews

Anthropological Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 1, Winter 2004 - Susan A. Johnston
This is a very interesting and important collection of articles...what unites these papers and makes them particularly interesting is threefold: all question assumptions that have been made about gendered organization and work; all do more than simply point out those assumptions, providing a re-analysis in each particular area; and all firmly ground their analyses in concrete data. It is not only this last which sets them apart from recent cultural studies, but also the fact that they do not seem to sacrifice more perceptive and nuanced interpretations in the process...[the articles] all show that it is in fact possible to do sensitive research that is underpinned by data.All of them not only provide useful critiques of previous approaches, but also move the discipline forward by adding new analyses to it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759102453
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
10/15/2003
Series:
Society for Economic Anthropology Monograph Series, #20
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.98(d)

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