Work Without Wages: Comparative Studies of Domestic Labor and Self-Employment

Work Without Wages: Comparative Studies of Domestic Labor and Self-Employment

by Jane L. Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791401065

ISBN-13: 9780791401064

Pub. Date: 03/28/1990

Publisher: State University of New York Press

production for family consumption and for the wider market. While the importance of women’s domestic labor has been generally recognized, the complex articulation between household activities and the changing nature of the economy has rarely been examined in greater depth than in this volume. The authors explore, theoretically and empirically, the

…  See more details below

Overview

production for family consumption and for the wider market. While the importance of women’s domestic labor has been generally recognized, the complex articulation between household activities and the changing nature of the economy has rarely been examined in greater depth than in this volume. The authors explore, theoretically and empirically, the relationships between household labor, wage levels, markets, economic change, and the status of women in the context of both first and third world countries. In the process, narrowly-defined debates are expanded, suggesting ways in which our understanding of domestic activities is relevant to studies of petty commodity production and vice versa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791401064
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Series:
SUNY series on Women and Work Series
Pages:
264

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

PART I: THEORIZING UNWAGED WORK

1. Unwaged Labor in Comparative Perspective: Recent Theories and Unanswered Questions
Jane L. Collins

2. The Dialectics of Waged and Unwaged Work: Waged Work, Domestic Labor, and Household Survival in the United States
Martha E. Gimenez

PART II: THE SOCIAL RELATIONS OF UNWAGED WORK

3. Negotiating Neighbors: Livelihood and Domestic Politics in Central Peru and the Pais Valenciano (Spain)
Gavin Smith

4. "Not to Be a Burden": Ideologies of the Domestic Group and Women's Work in Rural Catalonia
Susan Narotzky

5. Female Labor, Commodity Production, and Ideology in Mexican Peasant-Artisan Households
Scott Cook

6. Caribbean Slavery and the Struggle over Reproduction
Dale Tomich

PART III: CAPITALIST CRISES AND UNWAGED WORK

7. All Crises Are Not the Same: Households in the United States during Two Crises
Joan Smith

8. Servants to Capital: Unpaid Domestic Labor and Paid Work
Nona Glazer

9. Making Ends Meet: Unwaged Work and Domestic Inequality in Broome County, New York, 1930-1980
Randall H. McGuire and Cynthia Woodsong

10. Family Wheat Farms and Third World Diets: A Paradoxical Relationship between Unwaged and Waged Labor
Harriet Friedmann

Notes and References

Contributors

Index

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >