For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Industrialization, Monopoly Capitalism, and Women's Work in Guatemala"

by Chinchilla, Norma S (1977)


For different reasons, Marxists, feminists, and developmentalists have called attention to the alarming numbers of women in Third World countries who can neither depend on a" family wage" nor find employment in economies in which cash income is becoming increasingly necessary. 1 Surprisingly, verylittle is really understood about the political economy of women's work, the factors which determine when and where women are employed, and the social and political consequences of particular configurations of" women's work." Sex …

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Womens Work, Female Labour, Gender, Gendered Labour, Division Of Labour, Capitalism, Guatemala, Industrialisation


Women and Work, Non-Western Societies, Capitalism

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