What is Work?

Gender at the Crossroads of Home, Family, and Business from the Early Modern Era to the Present
 
 
Berghahn Books (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erscheint ca. am 31. August 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 398 Seiten
978-1-78533-911-0 (ISBN)
 
Every society throughout history has defined what counts as work and what doesn't. And more often than not, those lines of demarcation are inextricable from considerations of gender. What Is Work? offers a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding labor within the highly gendered realm of household economies. Drawing from scholarship on gender history, economic sociology, family history, civil law, and feminist economics, these essays explore the changing and often contested boundaries between what was and is considered work in different Euro-American contexts over several centuries, with an eye to the ambiguities and biases that have shaped mainstream conceptions of work across all social sectors.
  • Englisch
  • New York, NY
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  • USA
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10 illustrations
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
978-1-78533-911-0 (9781785339110)
1785339117 (1785339117)
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Raffaella Sarti teaches Early Modern History and Gender History at the University of Urbino. Anna Bellavitis is Full Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Rouen-Normandy and senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Manuela Martini is Associate Professor of Modern History at the University Paris Diderot.
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Chapter 1. What is Work? Gendered Perspectives between Home, Family and Business

Raffaella Sarti, Anna Bellavitis and Manuela Martini

PART I: SETTING THE SCENE: THE FEMINIST CHALLENGES TO THE 'DELABORIZATION' OF HOUSEHOLD WORK

Chapter 2. Family Work: A Policy-Relevant Intellectual History

Nancy Folbre

Chapter 3. Productive and Reproductive Work: Uses and Abuses of an Old Dichotomy

Alessandra Pescarolo

Chapter 4. The Home as a Factory: Rethinking the Debate on Housewives' Wage in Italy, 1929-1980

Alessandra Gissi

PART II: THE CUNNING HISTORIAN: UNVEILING AND OVERCOMING THE GENDER-BIAS OF SOURCES

Chapter 5. The Statistical Construction of Women's Work and the Male Breadwinner Economy in Spain (1856-1930)

Cristina Borderías

Chapter 6. Toiling Women, Non-Working Housewives and Rightful Citizens: Statistical and Legal Constructions of Female Work and Citizenship in Italy

Raffaella Sarti

Chapter 7. The Complexities of Work: Analyzing Men's and Women's Work in the Early Modern World with the Verb-Oriented Method

Maria Ågren

Chapter 8. The Visibility of Women's Work: Logics and Contexts of Documents' Production

Margareth Lanzinger

PART III: THE VALUE OF CARE AND UNPAID HOME-BASED WORK: THE ROLE OF THE LAW

Chapter 9. Regulating Home Labours: The ILO and the Feminization of Work

Eileen Boris

Chapter 10. Family-Relations Law between 'Stratification' and 'Resistance'. Housework and Family Law Exceptionalism

Maria Rosaria Marella

Chapter 11. Could Family (Care) Work Be Paid? From French Agricultural Inheritance Law (1939) to Legal Recognition of Excessive Filial Duty (1994)

Florence Weber

PART IV: CONCLUSION

Chapter 12. Can We Construct a Holistic Approach to Women's Labor History over the Longue Durée?

Laura Lee Downs

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