- Feminist Arguments on Work Centrality
References for Theme: Feminist Arguments on Work Centrality
- Berk, Sarah Fenstermaker
The Gender Factory: The Apportionment of Work in American Households
"The imperatives posed by the production of gender relations mean that the division of household labor not only is concerned with the rational sorting and optimal matching of tasks and time household members, but is also centered on the symbolic affirmation of the members or their 'alignment' with each other as husband and wife, man and woman, brother and sister. Nevertheless, how much is gender, and how much is work is hardly the question. Instead, it is clear that, as gender and work are 'done,' already-existing patterns of both are ratified by household members." p. 206
- Bezanson, Kate; Luxton, Meg
Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-Liberalism
"Social reproduction, when valued by the market, is gendered, often racialized, and poorly remunerated. Where states no longer provided support and where purchasing services on the market was not feasible, the burden of providing additional care and work fell onto families, especially women. In Ontario under the Conservatives (1995-2003), this familializing and individualizing thrust was underlined by a rhetoric about family values and a nostalgic idealization of motherhood and community. As material supports for communities and families were cut, this family ideology blamed families--and mothers in particular--for failing to take responsibility for their members." p. 6
- Blum, Linda M
Between Feminism and Labor: The Significance of the Comparable Worth Movement
"Any evaluation of comparable worth is inextricably linked to a perspective on the existing sex segregation of the labor market. At one extreme is the position that women's choices of employment are constrained only by their own values and preferences, which differ from those of men. In this view, women are willing if unwitting victims of societal norms, as they are socialized to accept a marginal role in the workplace. At the other extreme is the position that large numbers of women are ready, willing, and able to enter male-dominated jobs but are prevented from doing so by the resistance...
- Boris, Eileen
"When Work Is Slavery"
'At a time when organized feminism concentrated on the Equal Rights Amendment, welfare activists insisted on their right to the resources necessary to mother. They demanded, as a New Jersey activist put it, "help in the areas of emergency food, furniture, moving monies, or help with other normal problems confronting Welfare families, given their inadequate income and circumstances." She exclaimed: "We are not unfit mothers, but neither are we magicians; we do not get adequate monies or supportive services to begin with, in order to have a budget at all."' p. 37
- Boydston, Jeanne
- Brenner, Johanna
"Instead of a political focus on protecting and supporting families, we should argue for expanding, supporting, and reviving communities, and investing resources in local, democratically-controlled institutions for providing care. The entry (both chosen and forced) of women into paid work has drastically undermined the basis for traditional community: the unpaid labour of women. The crisis of care-giving and the burdens on individual family households are a compelling point of entry for a pre-figurative politics which proposes new kinds of sharing relationships and new kinds of public places: like co-housing, community gardens, day-care co-operatives, democratized schools and recreation centres, etc." p....
- Costa, Mariarosa Dalla
"Domestic Labour and the Feminist Movement in Italy since the 1970s"
“Today we have once more reached a significant moment for women's work and the rejection of it. On the one hand, there is a confirmation of the trend towards rejection of the unpaid labour of reproduction in favour of an increasingly extensive availability for the market in waged labour. At the same time, not only has there been no significant revival of the birth or marriage rate, but the increase in the female workforce between 1977 and 1982 was almost double that among men: a rise of 872,000 for women, compared with 469,000 for men.” p. 31
- Dalla Costa, Mariarosa
- Del Re, Alisa
- Dowd, Michelle M
- Edmond, Wendy; Fleming, Suzie
- Ehrenreich, Barbara; Hochschild, Arlie Russell
- Eisenstein, Zillah R
- Eistenstein, Zillah
- English, Deidre; Epstein, Barbara; Haber, Barbara; MacLean, Judy
- Fagan, Colette; Grimshaw, Damian; Rubery, Jill; Smith, Mark
- Fallon, Kathleen Mary
- Federici, Silvia
- Fleming, Suzie
- Fraser, Nancy
"Feminism, Capitalism, and the Cunning of History"
"Contradictions of Capital and Care"
- Freeman, Carla
High Tech and High Heels in the Global Economy: Women, Work, and Pink-Collar Identities in the Caribbean
- Froines, Ann
- Gheaus, Anca
- Glenn, Evelyn Nakan; Chang, Grace; Forcey, Linda Rennie
- Gurtler, Sabine
- Hartsock, Nancy C M
- Hirata, Helena
- Hochschild, Arlie Russell
- James, Selma
- Jenness, Valerie
- Kergoat, Danièle
- Kershaw, Paul
- Kessler-Harris, Alice
- Lake, Marilyn
"Childbearers as Rights-bearers: Feminist Discourse on the Rights of Aboriginal and Non-aboriginal Mothers in Australia, 1920–50"
- Mill, John Stuart
- Mohanty, Chandra Talpade
- Phizacklea, Annie
"Minority Women and Economic Restructuring: The Case of Britain and the Federal Republic of Germany"
- Smith, Chris; Valsecchi, Raffaella; Mueller, Frank; Gabe, Jonathan
"Knowledge and the Discourse of Labour Process Transformation: Nurses and the Case of N.H.S. Direct for England"
- Standing, Guy
- Vogel, Lise
- Weeks, Kathi
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