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Gender Inequality and Women’s Wage Labour: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis

Helen I. Safa

in Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290230
eISBN:
9780191684807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In a number of developing countries, specifically for those open economies in the Caribbean Basin, export-led industrialization has assumed a major role in various development strategies during the ... More


Olive Schreiner and the Dream of Labour

Ruth Livesey

in Socialism, Sex, and the Culture of Aestheticism in Britain, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263983
eISBN:
9780191734731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263983.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

On her arrival in London in the early 1880s, Olive Schreiner became a regular visitor to many socialist clubs and debates and developed her interest in the movement hand in hand with her pursuit of ... More


The Makeshift Economy of Poor Women

Sara Mendelson and Patricia Crawford

in Women in Early Modern England 1550–1720

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201243
eISBN:
9780191674846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201243.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter explores the makeshift economy of poor women. A large proportion of the population was born poor, living most of their lives at or near the subsistence level. Plebeian women's economy of ... More


The British Empire and African Women in the Twentieth Century

Diana Jeater

in Black Experience and the Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199290673
eISBN:
9780191700569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290673.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on one important dimension of women's experience of empire, their encounter with attempts to control and redirect their sexuality. Controlling men's labour, always of paramount ... More


Model

Gail Hershatter

in The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China's Collective Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267701
eISBN:
9780520950344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267701.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter tells the dual story of how rural Chinese women became responsible for cotton cultivation and how a handful of nationally and regionally famous women labor models emerged into the public ... More


Challenges in the House of Labor

Marcia Walker-McWilliams

in Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040528
eISBN:
9780252098963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040528.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Addie Wyatt's ascent within the newly merged Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America as well as the birth of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) ... More


Women's Time and Work-Discipline: or, the Secret History of ‘Poor Maria’

Carol Watts

in The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter reviews the wandering of Laurence Sterne's potent figure of ‘poor Maria’, as a sign of the disciplinary production of ‘women's time’ and the violence of primitive accumulation. Maria ... More


First, We Drink Tea

Anne Zacharias-Walsh

in Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703041
eISBN:
9781501706363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703041.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter focuses on the lessons and insights gained from the first phase of the US–Japan Working Women's Networks Project, showing how participants from both sides laid the intellectual ... More


Country and Town

Edward L. Ayers

in Southern Crossing: A History of the American South, 1877-1906

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086898
eISBN:
9780199854226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086898.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the plights of a regular Southern farmer and his climb up the “agricultural ladder”. Merchants were of equal importance in the Southern agricultural scene and had even been ... More


Labour Woman and the Housewife

Karen Hunt

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939: The Interwar Period

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474412537
eISBN:
9781474445054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412537.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The chapter discusses how Labour Party women engaged with the newly-enfranchised housewife between the wars. It focuses on how Labour Woman represented the working-class housewife and the degree to ... More


Legge Noce for Working Mothers: “Madonna Tempesta”

Molly Tambor

in The Lost Wave: Women and Democracy in Postwar Italy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199378234
eISBN:
9780199378258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378234.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Teresa Noce was the main proponent of the 1950 law for working mothers, which guaranteed paid maternity leave and other benefits for working women. The law, known as the Noce Law, encountered fierce ... More


Dictating with Dollars: Funding Equality for Working-Class Women

Joan Marie Johnson

in Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women's Movement, 1870-1967

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634692
eISBN:
9781469634715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634692.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Wealthy women’s understanding of financial independence and sisterhood are themes that are crucial to the ideas of women wealthy throughout the book. The Women’s Trade Union League (WTUL) largely ... More


Working Women and the Neoliberal Gaze

Dixa Ramírez

in Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479850457
eISBN:
9781479812721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850457.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes cultural representations of what Amalia Cabezas calls a transnational “economy of desire” as an important vehicle of socio-economic mobility for working-class Dominican women. ... More


Lost in Transformation? Disparities of Gender and Age

Heike Trappe (ed.)

in After the Fall of the Wall: Life Courses in the Transformation of East Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752084
eISBN:
9780804779456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752084.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the relative fortunes of women in the transformation. It examines two employment outcomes: becoming and remaining unemployed; and obtaining and sustaining positions of ... More


Changing gender roles and family formation: overview of key issues and previous research

Margret Fine-Davis

in Changing Gender Roles and Attitudes to Family Formation in Ireland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096969
eISBN:
9781526115362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096969.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Chapter 1 presents an overview of the key issues and previous research relevant to changing gender roles and family formation. The chapter presents a review of the literature covering several ... More


On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Ruth Milkman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The author's groundbreaking research in women's labor history has contributed important perspectives on work and unionism in the United States. This book presents four decades of the author's ... More


The Enemy

Maurizio Bettini

in Women & Weasels: Mythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226044743
eISBN:
9780226039961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039961.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers Hera as the quintessential Enemy, willing to do anything to keep her rival from giving birth, even resorting to magic. It suggests that the Enemy is a way to confront the ... More


Gothic Futures: Edith Sitwell and Women’s Labor in Interwar British Modernism

Emily Mccann

in The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054421
eISBN:
9780813053165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054421.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter reconsiders Edith Sitwell’s only novel, I Live under a Black Sun, as Gothic fiction opening up a political reading of British colonialism and women’s labor. When read as citing and ... More


The Knots

Maurizio Bettini

in Women & Weasels: Mythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226044743
eISBN:
9780226039961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039961.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes the Knots in Alcmene's story. Knots can be harmful at the moment of birth because a whole series of metaphors and cultural representations characterize the womb as a place of ... More


The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India

Francis Cody

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452024
eISBN:
9780801469022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452024.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since the early 1990s hundreds of thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons, science demonstrations, and other events designed to transform them into active ... More


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