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Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale Women in the International Division of Labour

ISBN-10: 1856497356

ISBN-13: 9781856497350

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Maria Mies

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This book traces the social origins of the sexual division of labour. It gives a history of related processes of colonization and housewifization and extends this analysis to the international role which women are expected to play.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 2/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface to new edition
Foreword
What is Feminism?
Where are we today?
Fair-weather Feminism?
What is New About Feminism? Continuities and Discontinuities
Continuities: Women's Liberation--A Cultural Affair?
Discontinuities: Body Politics
Discontinuities: A New Concept of Politics
Discontinuities: Women's Work
Concepts
Exploitation or Oppression/Subordination?
Capitalist-Patriarchy
Overdeveloped-Underdeveloped Societies
Autonomy
Social Origins of the Sexual Division of Labour
The Search for Origins Within a Feminist Perspective
Biased Concepts
Suggested Approach
Appropriation of Nature by Women and Men
Women's/Men's Appropriation of Their Own Bodies
Women's and Men's Object-Relation to Nature
Men's Object-Relation to Nature
Female Productivity as the Precondition of Male Productivity
The Myth of Man-the-Hunter
Women's Tools, Men's Tools
'Man-the-Hunter' under Feudalism and Capitalism
Colonization and Housewifization
The Dialectics of 'Progress and Retrogression'
Subordination of Women, Nature and Colonies: The underground of capitalist patriarchy or civilised society
The Persecution of the Witches and the Rise of Modern Society. Women's productive record at the end of the Middle Ages
The Subordination and Breaking of the Female Body: Torture
Burning of Witches, Primitive Accumulation of Capital, and the Rise of Modern Science
Colonization and Primitive Accumulation of Capital
Women under Colonialism
Women under German Colonialism
White Women in Africa
Housewifization
Housewifization International: Women and the New International Division of Labour
International Capital Rediscovers Third World Women
Why Women?
Women as 'Breeders' and Consumers
Linkages: Some Examples
Conclusion
Violence Against Women and the Ongoing Primitive Accumulation of Capital
Dowry-Murders
Amniocentesis and 'Femicide'
Rape
Analysis
Are men rapists by nature?
Conclusion
National Liberation and Women's Liberation
Women in the 'Dual Economy'
The Soviet Union
China
Vietnam
Why are women mobilized for the national liberation struggle?
Why are women 'pushed back' again after the liberation struggle?
Theoretical blind-alleys
Towards a Feminist Perspective of a New Society
The case for a middle-class feminist movement
Basic Principles and Concepts
Towards a feminist concept of labour
An alternative economy
Intermediate steps
Autonomy over consumption
Autonomy over production
Struggles for human dignity
Bibliography
Index