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Human Work represents the first groundbreaking analysis on the equal importance of work in the lives of men and women. Noted feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman maintains the notion that it was "sexuo-economic oppression of women" and not women's biology that kept women from achieving in all areas of work. Accusing men of appropriating certain work as "men's work" and masking the process as a biological locus rather than an exercise in power relations. Gilman asserts that men created an economic dependence that has prevented women from success in the workplace. Introduced by noted scholars Michael Kimmel and Mary Moynihan. Human Work is necessary reading for anyone interested in power and gender structures in the workplace.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759109049
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 7/15/2005
  • Series: Classics in Gender Studies Series
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an American writer and feminist theorist. Among her works are The Home, His Religion and Hers, and "The Yellow Wallpaper." Michael S. Kimmel teaches at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Mary M. Moynihan teaches at the University of New Hampshire.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the AltaMira Press edition
I Introductory 5
II Man as a factor in social evolution 19
III Concept and conduct 37
IV Some false concepts 59
V The nature of society (I) 79
VI The nature of society (II) 99
VII The social soul 125
VIII The social body 157
IX The nature of work (I) 179
X The nature of work (II) 203
XI Specialisation 227
XII Production 249
XIII Distribution 275
XIV Consumption (I) 299
XV Consumption (II) 321
XVI Our position to-day 341
XVII The true position 367
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