The Gendered Worlds of Latin American Women Workers

From Household and Factory to the Union Hall and Ballot Box

Author: John D. French

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822319962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 6904


"Collection of well-researched articles effectively combines gender history and labor history and includes specialized studies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Guatemala. Each article is thoroughly footnoted, revealing broadly-based sources including interviews, memoirs, and government publications, as well as authors' extensive reading in comparable published studies and theoretical literature. Editors also contribute introductory and concluding essays rich in historiographical and methodological insights"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Gendered Worlds

Author: Judy Root Aulette,Judy Aulette Root,Judith G. Wittner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199774043

Category: Social Science

Page: 526

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In Gendered Worlds, Second Edition, authors Judy Root Aulette and Judith Wittner use the sociological imagination to explore gender relations throughout the world. They look at how concrete forms of gender, race, class, and sexual inequality operate transnationally; examine the impact of globalization on local and everyday life experiences; and identify how local actors re-imagine social possibilities, resist injustice, and work toward change. Integrating theory with empirical studies that are of particular interest to college students--including research on violence, sports, and sexuality--the authors make gender concepts genuinely interesting and accessible. They also demonstrate how students can think critically about gender, both within and beyond the classroom. Incorporating a broad range of pedagogical features, including boxed sections and end-of-chapter sections that focus on social movements, Gendered Worlds, Second Edition, is ideal for courses in sociology of gender, sociology of sex roles, and gender studies. New to this Edition * A new concluding chapter, "Gender and Globalization," and an expanded Chapter 1 * A completely rewritten Chapter 4 featuring the most current research on gender and sexuality, particularly the gendered character of heterosexuality and heterosexual relationships * A reconceptualized Chapter 9 exploring illness as a function of a global division of labor by race, ethnicity, gender, and nation * More research on gender outside of the United States in every chapter * Additional coverage of race, intersectionality, masculinity, and transgender issues

Gendered Worlds

Gains and Challenges : Proceedings of the 8th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Kampala, Uganda 21-26, July 2002

Author: Ruth Mukama,Nite Tanzarn,Grace Bantebya-Kyomuhendo

Publisher: N.A


Category: Women

Page: 452

View: 1540



Engaging the Bible in a Gendered World

An Introduction to Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Honor of Katharine Doob Sakenfeld

Author: Linda Day,Carolyn Pressler

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 0664229107

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 8483


In highly accessible essays, the book covers the history, achievements, and cutting-edge questions in the area of gender and biblical scholarship, including violence and the Bible, female biblical God imagery, and sexuality."--Jacket.

Development in an Insecure and Gendered World

The Relevance of the Millennium Goals

Author: Jacqueline Leckie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317151755

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

View: 7189


The Millennium Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000 and explicit targets were set to eradicate key problems in human development by 2015. This collection focuses specifically on the goals relating to gender issues that are problematic for women. The most relevant and contentious is that of promoting gender equality and empowering women. The book provides an overview of this and investigates literature that considers how gender is central to achieving the other goals. The contributors distinctively consider gender in the context of human security (or insecurity); the reduction and elimination of conflict would seem to be central to achieving targets. One of the major themes of this collection is whether gender insecurity has been exacerbated in an increasingly insecure world. The book considers not only military and civilian conflict in the contemporary era but also security in the broader sense of human development, such as environmental, reproductive and economic security.

The gendered world of the Bauhaus

the politics of power at the Weimar Republic's premier art institute, 1919-1932

Author: Anja Baumhoff

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc


Category: Art

Page: 187

View: 6763


This book examines for the first time the gender policy of the Bauhaus, thereby shedding new light on the avant-garde school. An examination of the relationship between its famous artist-teachers not only with their male and female students but also with the masters of craft, the workshop leaders, who were supposedly their equals, reveals that the credo of equality was rarely adhered to. The artistic avant-garde of the Weimar Republic turns out to have been socially much more conservative than had previously been imagined.

Ageing in a Gendered World

Women's Issues and Identities

Author: International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women

Publisher: United Nations Publications


Category: Social Science

Page: 391

View: 9991


As social welfare benefits are cut back. the widespread belief that gender discrimination has disappeared with women's greater labour force participation means that in an era of privatisation, 'reform' may be more harmful to women than beneficial.

Historical Archaeology of Gendered Lives

Author: Deborah Rotman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387896687

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

View: 9721


During the last half of the nineteenth century, a number of social and economic factors converged that resulted in the rural village of Deerfield, Massachusetts becoming almost entirely female. This drastic shift in population presents a unique lens through which to study gender roles and social relations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The lessons gleaned from this case study will provide new insight to the study of gender relations throughout other historical periods as well. Through an intensive examination of both historical and archaeological evidence, the author presents a clear picture of the gendered social relations in Deerfield over the span of seventy years. While gender relations in urban settings have been studied extensively, this unique work provides the same level of examination to gender relations in a rural setting. Likewise, where previous studies have often focused only on relations between married men and women, the unique case of Deerfield provides insight into the experiences of single women, particularly widows and “spinsters”. This work presents a unique contribution that will be essential for anyone studying the historical archaeology of gender, or gender roles in the Victorian era and beyond.

Gendering women

Identity and mental wellbeing through the lifecourse

Author: Clisby, Suzanne,Holdsworth, Julia

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447321065

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 813


Gendering Women is an engaging and accessible account of how constructions of femininity fundamentally affect women's mental wellbeing through the life course. Led by women’s life history accounts of growing up and growing older in the north of England, this book shows how experiences of becoming and being a woman – in family life, education, employment, motherhood and situations of violence – both enable and erode self confidence and esteem. The challenges to women’s mental wellbeing cut across age and class differences and have profound impacts on the material conditions of women’s lives throughout the life course. This is in turn a driver of inequality that is often under-recognised in mainstream policy. Based on feminist and ethnographically informed research with over five hundred women Gendering women provides a critical link between gender theory and the lived realities of women’s daily lives and will appeal to students and academics in sociology and social sciences.