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"City Spatial Structure, Women's Household Work, and National Urban Policy"

by Markusen, Ann R (1980)


This paper investigates the interrelationship between city spatial structure, women's household work, and urban policy. It first differentiates between two types of work in urban space: wage-labor production and household reproduction of labor power, generally and incorrectly ignored in analyses of urban spatial structure and dynamics by neoclassical location theorists and Marxist urbanologists alike. I contend that social reproduction, organized within the patriarchal household where an unequal internal division of labor …

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Cities, Urban, Womens Work, Female Labour, Working Women, Domestic Labour, Wages, Social Reproduction, Marxism, Urbanology


Social Reproduction, Domestic Labour

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