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Julia Annas: Women and the Quality of Life: Two Norms or One?

Margarita M. Valdés

in The Quality of Life

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287971
eISBN:
9780191596704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287976.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Valdés agrees with Annas's argument in general, but raises two points of further inquiry: (1) the epistemological problem regarding how people come to detect injustice to women within their own ... More


The Sexes and the Household

M.N. Srinivas

in The Remembered Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter notes that sex difference provided an important basis for division of labour, and this was true for all the castes. Among all castes, the kitchen was a recognized sphere of feminine ... More


Redefining “Women’s Work”: The Sexual Division of Labor in the Auto Industry during World War II

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the sexual division of labor in the automobile industry during World War II to find out whether job segregation by gender had been dismantled during the war. It begins with a ... More


Reproductive Futurism

Joan Wallach Scott

in Sex and Secularism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197227
eISBN:
9781400888580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197227.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter shows how, in the discourse of secularism, the existence of separate spheres for women and men was no longer attributed to God, it was taken as a natural fact. The insistence on nature's ... More


Fertility, Infant Mortality, and Gender

Alessandro Cigno and Furio Camillo Rosati

in The Economics of Child Labour

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199264452
eISBN:
9780191602511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264457.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Decisions concerning birth control, and expenditure on pre-school children, take into account what will be done with these children if they survive to school age. Depending on whether it crowds-in or ... More


The Rise of a New Sexual Order

Nicola J. Smith

in Capitalism's Sexual History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197530276
eISBN:
9780197530306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530276.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter turns to the empirical analysis of sex work in Britain as a case that is especially significant for understanding capitalism’s sexual history. Beginning in the Middle Ages, the author ... More


Buying Love in the Twentieth Century

Nicola J. Smith

in Capitalism's Sexual History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197530276
eISBN:
9780197530306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530276.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter analyzes how the sex/work split became normalized in the twentieth century, and how this helped to render invisible the intimate connections between sexuality and economy. This involved ... More


Sexual equality

David O. Brink

in Mill's Progressive Principles

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672141
eISBN:
9780191751257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672141.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Mill's principles of sexual equality and his forceful critique of marriage law and other aspects of Victorian treatment of women. Perfectionist principles play an important role ... More


Organizing the Sexual Division of Labor: Historical Perspectives on “Women’s Work” and the American Labor Movement

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the effects of union organization on women workers and sexual division of labor, focusing on the 1930s and 1940s along with earlier developments in U.S. women's labor history. ... More


Restroom Doors and Drinking Fountains: Perspective, Mobility, and the Fluid Grounds of Race and Gender

Elizabeth Abel

in Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261174
eISBN:
9780520945869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261174.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter brings together sites of assimilation and elimination, beginning with the imaginative bedrock of Jim Crow: the restroom doors and drinking fountains whose parallel alignment, derived ... More


The Female Worker: From Home to the Factory

Theodore Jun Yoo

in The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea: Education, Labor, and Health, 1910-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252882
eISBN:
9780520934153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252882.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the transition of Korean women from the home to the factories during a period of rapid industrialization when colonial authorities reorganized the labor force through an intense ... More


Work: Exploitation at Issue

Marilyn Strathern

in The Gender of the Gift: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064232
eISBN:
9780520910713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064232.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the exploitation of female labor. “Egalitarianism” rests on everyone owning their own labor. Egalitarianism in hunter-gatherer economies is partly described. The term “gift ... More


Rosie the Riveter Revisited: Management’s Postwar Purge of Women Automobile Workers

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the ways in which employers contributed to the historical formation of the sexual division of labor and to patterns of job segregation by gender. It begins with a discussion of ... More


Sex, Work, and the Victorians

Nicola J. Smith

in Capitalism's Sexual History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197530276
eISBN:
9780197530306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530276.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Focusing on Victorian England, this chapter examines how sex was increasingly constructed as something that was primarily biological in nature, and how this was bound up with discourses of ... More


Gender, the Nationalist Imagination, War, and Peace

Nira Yuval-Davis

in Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230729
eISBN:
9780520937055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230729.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter investigates the ways in which nationalist discourse is gendered and how this shapes and is affected by sexual divisions of labor in the military. It also argues that only rarely are ... More


Socialist Women, the ILP and the ‘Politics of the Kitchen’

Annmarie Hughes

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Women contributed immensely to improvements in social welfare between the wars. Indeed, it was women who were responsible for placing welfare on the Labour Party's agenda. This benefited both ... More


Gender and (Dis)advantage

Margarita León

in Social Advantage and Disadvantage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198737070
eISBN:
9780191800597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737070.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter considers gender as an inherent and intersecting dimension of advantage and disadvantage. It examines the processes by which gender relations are implicated in the construction of ... More


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