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Defining Women Social Institutions and Gender Divisions

ISBN-10: 0745609805

ISBN-13: 9780745609805

Edition: 1992

Authors: Linda Mcdowell, Rosemary Pringle, Open University Staff

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Defining Women is a major in-depth analysis of the social, economic and political position of women in contemporary societies. It explores the ways in which social institutions, practices and discourse define women and their position in present-day societies. The book examines the essential debates about the social construction of gender divisions in and by the key institutions of the labour market and the state. Focussing on notions of power, dependence and equality, it addresses questions of the differences between women and men, and between women themselves, in the economy and civil society. Women's political struggles to challenge their subordinate position are also assessed. The recognition of the diverse interests of women currently poses a real challenge to the central project of feminism, but Defining Women confidently argues for it's future. This book will be widely used as a text book in feminism and women's studies and will have a broad interdisciplinary appeal.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 4/8/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Defining WomenIntroduction: Women as 'Other'
Defining Public and Private Issues
Diversity and DifferenceIntroduction: Recognizing Difference
Personal Experience, Families and Households
Class, Race and Gender
On Work
Defining Work
Gender and Wage Labour
Women and Politics
Women and Citizenship
Women's Struggles: Unity and Diversity
References
Source List of Articles
Acknowledgements
Index