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Sex segregation and inequality in the modern labour market

Jude Browne

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345998
eISBN:
9781447303343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345998.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book presents an interpretation of the nature, causes, and consequences of sex inequality in the modern labour market. Employing a new theoretical framework, and drawing on original fieldwork, ... More


Gendering At Work

Cecilia L. Ridgeway

in Framed by Gender: How Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755776
eISBN:
9780199894925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755776.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 4 describes how the effects of gender stereotypes on social relations (Chapter 3) reproduce gender inequality in paid work. The gender frame interacts with the institutional frame of work ... More


Sex Segregation, Masculinities, and Gender-Variant Individuals

David S. Cohen

in Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764039
eISBN:
9780814764046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764039.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines sex segregation, masculinities, and gender variance by focusing on two separate theoretical concepts: hegemonic masculinity and the hegemony of men. It argues that the different ... More


Active Womanhood and the Science of Sex Differences, 1890s–1940s

Martha H. Verbrugge

in Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 2 examines how female physical educators (primarily white teachers) conceptualized active womanhood: How did female bodies resemble and/or differ from male anatomy, physiology, and physical ... More


Sex Segregation in Japanese Business

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter provides an analysis about sex segregation in Japanese firms on feminist studies written from the gendered-organizational perspective, which allows more context-specific evaluation of ... More


Gendering Occupations and Emotions in Law Firms

Jennifer L. Pierce

in Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201071
eISBN:
9780520916401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201071.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to investigate how sex segregation is maintained and reproduced through case studies of two law offices: a private law firm and ... More


The Fragility of Fairness: Rethinking the Ethics of the Women’s Category in Sports

Lauren Bialystok and Mark Kingwell

in Games, Sports, and Play: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198798354
eISBN:
9780191883651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798354.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Proponents and critics alike tend to adjudicate the ethics of sex segregation against the criterion of fairness. In general, fairness supports sex segregation so that women athletes can excel, but ... More


Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Kumiko Nemoto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The number of women in positions of power and authority in Japanese companies has remained small despite the increase in the number of educated women and the passage of legislation on gender ... More


Conclusion

Jennifer L. Pierce

in Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201071
eISBN:
9780520916401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201071.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter sums up the key findings of this ethnographic study of litigation paralegals and trial attorneys at work, which has argued that gender shapes legal workers' practices at the same time ... More


Women as Cheap Labor: Salaries, Promotions, Ghettos, and the Culture of Woman Blaming

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter looks at how major Japanese management and employment practices—seniority pay and promotion, track hiring, and household benefits—work against women's upward mobility and reify sex ... More


Conclusion

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This concluding chapter reflects on important changes and future reforms that Japan needs to work on if it wishes to reduce sex segregation, not only at the organizational level, but also in ... More


Where the Rubber Hits the Road, 1971–1972

Myra Strober and John Donahoe

in Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034388
eISBN:
9780262332095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034388.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter begins where Chapter 1 ends. I portray myself teaching my first course on women and work, and the course’s contribution to my growing understanding that women’s economic disadvantages ... More


Breaking Male Dominance in Politics

Drude Dahlerup and Monique Leyenaar

in Breaking Male Dominance in Old Democracies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199653898
eISBN:
9780191751578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653898.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The chapter presents a four-stage model of breaking male dominance in old democracies, based on the changes in the numerical representation of women: feminist demands concerning women’s ... More


E-race-ing Gender: The Racial Construction of Prison Rape

Kim Shayo Buchanan

in Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764039
eISBN:
9780814764046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764039.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines prison rape, specifically the myth that black men subject white men to rape in prisons more frequently. It asks: How do prisoners, guards, administrators, academics, and other ... More


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