Gender Transformations

Gender Transformations

by Sylvia Walby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415120810

ISBN-13: 9780415120814

Pub. Date: 10/29/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The answer of course is both. 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 accompanid by new forms of inequality. She charts changes in women's employment, education and political representation and the complex relations

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The answer of course is both. 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 accompanid 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.
An eagerly awaited successor to Walby's classic Theorising Patriarchy, Transforming Gender will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in how questions of gender remake and are remade by the social and economic conditions in which they occur.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415120814
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/29/1997
Series:
International Library of Sociology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Recent Changes in Gender Relations in Employment22
3Flexibility and the Changing Sexual Division of Labour66
4Localities and Gender Restructuring80
5Sex Segregation in Local Labour Markets100
6Labour Markets and Industrial Structures in Women's Working Lives120
7Gender Politics and Social Theory137
8'Backlash' to feminism156
9Is Citizenship Gendered?166
10Woman and Nation180
11Gender and European Union Integration: Towards a Political Economy of Gender197
AppendixLabour markets with female majorities in employees in employment, 1991213
Bibliography216
Index236

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