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Gender Transformations

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Overview

In this lucid and subtle investigation, Sylvia Walby, one of the world's leading authorities on gender, shows how undoubted increases in opportunity for women in Europe and America have been accompanied by new forms of inequality. She charts changes in women's employment, education and political representation and the complex relations between gender, class and ethnicity, between local conditions and global pressures which together determine the place of women both in the labour market and in the wider social, political and economic world of today.
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The successor to Walby's classic will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in how questions of gender are remade by the social and economic conditions in which they occur. She charts changes in women's employment, education, and political representation and the complex relations between gender, class and ethnicity, and between local conditions and global pressures which together determine the place of women both in the labor market and in the wider social, political and economic world of today. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 Recent Changes in Gender Relations in Employment 22
3 Flexibility and the Changing Sexual Division of Labour 66
4 Localities and Gender Restructuring 80
5 Sex Segregation in Local Labour Markets 100
6 Labour Markets and Industrial Structures in Women's Working Lives 120
7 Gender Politics and Social Theory 137
8 'Backlash' to feminism 156
9 Is Citizenship Gendered? 166
10 Woman and Nation 180
11 Gender and European Union Integration: Towards a Political Economy of Gender 197
Appendix Labour markets with female majorities in employees in employment, 1991 213
Bibliography 216
Index 236
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