Human Work

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Rowman Altamira, 2005 - Social Science - 389 pages
Human Work represents the first ground breaking analysis on the equal importance of work in the lives of men and women. Noted feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman maintains the notion that it was "sexuo-economic oppression of women" and not women's biology that kept women from achieving in all areas of work. Accusing men of appropriating certain work as "men's work" and masking the process as a biological locus rather than an exercise in power relations, Gilman asserts that men created an economic dependence that has prevented women from success in the workplace. Introduced by noted scholars Michael Kimmel and Mary Moynihan, Human Work is necessary reading for anyone interested in power and gender structures in the workplace.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTORY
3
MAN AS A FACTOR IN SOCIAL EVOLUTION
17
CONCEPT AND CONDUCT
35
SOME FALSE CONCEPTS
57
THE NATURE OF SOCIETY I
77
THE NATURE OF SOCIETY II
97
THE SOCIAL SOUL
123
THE SOCIAL BODY
155
THE NATURE OF WORK II
201
SPECIALISATION
225
PRODUCTION
247
DISTRIBUTION
273
CONSUMPTION I
297
CONSUMPTION II
319
OUR POSITION TODAY
339
THE TRUE POSITION
365

THE NATURE OF WORK I
177

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an American writer and feminist theorist. Among her works are The Home, His Religion and Hers, and "The Yellow Wallpaper." Michael S. Kimmel teaches at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Mary M. Moynihan teaches at the University of New Hampshire.

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