Gendering The Knowledge Economy

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Gendering the Knowledge Economy demonstrates the ways in which gender transforms the understanding of the knowledge-based economy, addressing the nature of knowledge and what constitutes the newness of current employment forms. It rethinks the processes of both de-gendering and re-gendering of working practices in the context of both the deregulation and re-regulation of employment. A comparative analysis of the US, UK, Germany and Japan underpins the rethinking of the varieties of capitalism and the comparative ...

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Overview

Gendering the Knowledge Economy demonstrates the ways in which gender transforms the understanding of the knowledge-based economy, addressing the nature of knowledge and what constitutes the newness of current employment forms. It rethinks the processes of both de-gendering and re-gendering of working practices in the context of both the deregulation and re-regulation of employment. A comparative analysis of the US, UK, Germany and Japan underpins the rethinking of the varieties of capitalism and the comparative analysis of gender relations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403994578
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

SYLVIA WALBY is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK and UNESCO Chair in Gender Research. She has held Chairs in the Universities of Bristol and Leeds and a Readership at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Recent publications include Gender Transformation, editorship of a special issue of Social Politics on 'Gender Mainstreaming' and Globalization and Inequalities.

HEIDI GOTTFRIED is Professor of Sociology and Director of the MA in Industrial Relations Program at Wayne State University, USA. Her research focuses on employment regulation, and gender and work in comparative perspective. She is co-editor of Equity in the Workplace: Gendering Workplace Policy Analysis.

KARIN GOTTSCHALL is Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Policy Research, Bremen University, Germany. Her research and advisory work focuses on labour and employment studies, social policy and education. Recent publications include a monograph on the Germany sociological discourse on social inequality and gender, and a co-edition of Beyond Standard Work, Special Issue of Critical Sociology.

MARI OSAWA is Professor of Social Policy at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, Japan and member of the Science Council of Japan. She has been a Marie Jahoda Professor (International Visiting Professorship) at the Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany and a Visiting Professor at the Gender and Development Studies, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
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Table of Contents

PART I: RECONCEPTUALIZING THE NEW ECONOMY, GENDER AND REGULATION
• Theorizing the Gendering of the New Economy: Comparative Approaches—S.Walby
• Gender and the Conceptualization of the New Economy in Comparison—K.Shire
• Approaching Regulation: A Comparative Perspective on Gender, Regulations, and Non-Standard Employment—H.Gottfried
• PART II: COMPARATIVE REGULATION
• Comparative Development of Social Policy Systems—M.Osawa
• Varieties of Gender Regimes and Globally Informed Regulation of Gender Equality; I.Lenz
• Work Life Policies in Multinationals: Do Regulations Make a Difference?—G.Roberts
• PART III: GENDERING NEW EMPLOYMENT FORMS
• Self-Employment in Comparative Perspective: Dynamics, Profiles, and Risk-Management in a New New Media Work—K.Gottschall & D.Kroos
• Living and Working in the New Economy: New Opportunities and Old Social Divisions in the Cases of the New Media and Carework; D.Perrons
• Are Care Workers Knowledge Workers?—M.Nishikawa & K.Tanaka
• Who Gets to be a Knowledge Worker? The Case of UK Call Centers—S.Durbin
• Restructuring Gendered Flexibility in Organizations: A comparative analysis of call centres in Germany—U.Holtgrewe

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