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Gender, Work, and Economy: Unpacking the Global Economy
     

Gender, Work, and Economy: Unpacking the Global Economy

by Heidi Gottfried
 

This engaging new text uses a feminist lens to crack open the often hidden worlds of gender and work, addressing enduring questions about how structural inequalities are produced and why they persist. Making visible the social relationships that drive the global economy, the book explores how economic transformations not only change the way we work, but how we live

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This engaging new text uses a feminist lens to crack open the often hidden worlds of gender and work, addressing enduring questions about how structural inequalities are produced and why they persist. Making visible the social relationships that drive the global economy, the book explores how economic transformations not only change the way we work, but how we live our lives.

The full extent of changing patterns of employment and the current financial crisis cannot be fully understood in the confines of narrow conceptions of work and economy. Feminists address this shortcoming by developing both a theory and a political movement aimed at unveiling the power relations inherent in old and new forms of work. By providing an analysis of gender, work, and the economy, Heidi Gottfried brings to light the many faces of power from the bedroom to the boardroom. A discussion of globalization is threaded throughout the book to uncover the impact of increasing global interconnections, and vivid case studies are included, from industrialized countries such as the US and the global cities of New York, London, and Tokyo, as well as from developing countries and the emerging global cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Dubai.

This comprehensive analysis of gender and work in a global economy, incorporating sociology, geography, and political economy perspectives, will be a valued companion to students in gender studies and across the social sciences more generally.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"“Heidi Gottfried’s synthesis and original analysis is a welcome addition to research trying to grasp the complexities of globalization from a feminist perspective. As review, critique and analysis, Gender, Work, and Economy makes an important contribution to our understanding of gendered social process, structure and relations.”
Work Employment and Society

“With its nuanced and systematic review of all the important issues, this will become a classic work on the field of gender and work.”
Sylvia Walby, Lancaster University

“Gottfried gives a thorough gendered analysis of work and economy in our globalizing world, showing theoretically and empirically how gender is central in these processes. This book provides essential grounding for future work in this area.”
Joan Acker, University of Oregon

“Gottfried has written a thoughtful, comprehensive, theoretically insightful review of the field of gender and work, locating the discussion within the evolving context of globalization. The book would make a terrific backbone for an advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate seminar in gender and work or gender and globalization.”
Leslie Salzinger, University of California, Berkeley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745647654
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/26/2012
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
604,397
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Heidi Gottfried is Associate Professor of Sociology at Wayne State University.

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