Global Perspectives on Gender and Work: Readings and Interpretations

Global Perspectives on Gender and Work: Readings and Interpretations

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Global Perspectives on Gender and Work: Readings and Interpretations

Central to all our lives, work affects our status in the state, the family, and the economy. This comprehensive reader examines the myriad ways in which work—whether it is well-paid, unpaid, or underpaid—profoundly influences our roles in both the public and private spheres. Jacqueline Goodman has selected a key set of essays that examine influential arguments on such central themes as (1) the origins of the gendered division of labor; (2) historical trends and economic transformations that affect and are affected by women's position in market and non-market work; (3) the effects of occupational and job segregation by sex on status, pay, and promotion; (4) the ways in which formal and informal organizational culture shape and in turn are shaped by gender in professional and managerial positions; (5) class consciousness among wage-earning men and women; (6) the different forms of gender discrimination that women and men face in the workplace; (7) the problems working parents face and the ways in which different societies, subcultures, and genders cope; and (8) alternative approaches to improving the lives of working women and their families in the global economy. With its rich interdisciplinary perspective, this text is ideal for courses in sociology, political science, anthropology, and women's and gender studies.

Contributions by: Amel Adib, Kevin Bales, Dorothy Sue Cobble, Sharon M. Collins, Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Susan Eisenberg, Ashley English, Yen Le Espiritu, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Nancy Folbre, Carla Freeman, Michele Ruth Gamburd, Jacqueline Goodman, Janet C. Gornick, Yvonne Guerrier, Luigi Guiso, Shannon Harper, Heidi Hartmann, Ariane Hegewisch, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Jacqueline Jones, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ivy Kennelly, Alice Kessler-Harris, Michael Kimmel, Eleanor Leacock, Judith Lorber, Susan E. Martin, Marcia K.Meyers, Ferdinando Monte, Martha C. Nussbaum, Jennifer Pierce, Pun Ngai, Barbara Reskin, Tracey Reynolds, Leslie Salzinger, Paola Sapienza, Joan W. Scott, Tyson Smith, Margaret Talbot, Louise A. Tilly, Christine L. Williams, Muhammad Yunus, and Luigi Zingales.

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ISBN-13: 9780742556140
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/16/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 616
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I: Origins of the Gendered Division of Labor
Chapter 1: The Problem with Sex/Gender and Nature/Nurture
Anne Fausto-Sterling
Chapter 2: "Night to His Day": The Social Construction of Gender
Judith Lorber
Chapter 3: Culture, Gender, and Math
Luigi Guiso, Ferdinando Monte, Paola Sapienza, and Luigi Zingales
Chapter 4: Montagnais Women and the Jesuit Program for Colonization
Eleanor Leacock
Chapter 5: Capitalism, Patriarchy, and Job Segregation by Sex
Heidi Hartmann
Part II: Gender and Work in History
Chapter 6: Women's Work and the Family in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Joan W. Scott and Louise A. Tilly
Chapter 7: Housewifery: Household Work and Household Tools under Pre-Industrial Conditions
Ruth Schwartz Cowan
Chapter 8: Black Women, Work, and the Family under Slavery
Jacqueline Jones
Chapter 9: The Paradox of Motherhood: Night Work Restrictions in the United States
Alice Kessler-Harris
Part III: Gender, Wages, and Inequality
Chapter 10: Still A Man's Labor Market: The Long-Term Earnings Gap
Ashley English and Ariane Hegewisch
Chapter 11: The Social Organization of Toy Stores
Christine L. Williams
Chapter 12: The Milk of Human Kindness
Nancy Folbre
Part IV: Gender, Management, and the Professions
Chapter 13: The Impact of Hierarchical Structures on the Work Behavior of Women and Men
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Chapter 14: Women and Men as Litigators: Gender Differences on the Job
Jennifer Pierce
Chapter 15: The Glass Escalator: Hidden Advantages for Men in the "Female" Professions
Christine L. Williams
Chapter 16: Black Mobility in White Corporations: Up the Corporate Ladder but Out on a Limb
Sharon M. Collins
Chapter 17: Gender and Labor in Asian Immigrant Families
Yen Le Espiritu
Part V: Gender and Low-Waged Work
Chapter 18: The Interlocking of Gender with Nationality, Race, Ethnicity, and Class: The Narratives of Women in Hotel Work
Amel Adib and Yvonne Guerrier
Chapter 19: "Outsider Within" the Station House: The Impact of Race and Gender on Black Women Police
Susan E. Martin
Chapter 20: When Feminism Had Class
Dorothy Sue Cobble
Chapter 21: Myths of Docile Girls and Matriarchs: Local Profiles of Global Workers
Carla Freeman
Part VI: Gender and the Global Division of Labor
Chapter 22: New World Domestic Order
Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
Chapter 23: Trope Chasing: Making a Local Labor Market
Leslie Salzinger
Chapter 24: Imagining Sex and Gender in the Workplace
Pun Ngai
Chapter 25: Breadwinners No More: Masculinity in Flux
Michele Ruth Gamburd
Chapter 26: Thailand: Because She Looks Like a Child
Kevin Bales
Part VII: Gendered Discrimination at Work
Chapter 27: Unconsciousness Raising
Barbara Reskin
Chapter 28: The Hidden Discourse of Masculinity in Gender Discrimination Law
Tyson Smith and Michael Kimmel
Chapter 29: "That Single Mother Element": How White Employers Typify Black Women
Ivy Kennelly
Chapter 30: Marking Gender Boundaries: Porn, Piss, Power Tools
Susan Eisenberg
Chapter 31: Men Behaving Badly
Margaret Talbot
Part VIII: Family, Gender, and Work
Chapter 32: The Administrative Mother
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Chapter 33: Black Mothering, Paid Work, and Identity
Tracey Reynolds
Chapter 34: Families on the Frontier: From Braceros in the Fields to Braceras in the Home
Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
Chapter 35: More Alike than Different: Revisiting the Long-Term Prospects for Developing "European Style" Work/Family Policies in the United States
Janet C. Gornick and Marcia K. Meyers
Part IX: A Sample of Policy Alternatives
Chapter 36: The Stool Makers of Jobra Village
Muhammad Yunus
Chapter 37: Women's Education: A Global Challenge
Martha C. Nussbaum
Chapter 38: Affirmative Action at School and on the Job
Shannon Harper and Barbara Reskin
Chapter 39: Support for Working Families
Janet C. Gornick and Marcia K. Meyers

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