Gender Studies 09.30.08

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Gender Studies 09.30.08 1. Quote from previous lecture a. Kessler Harris b. Gendered approach is never about just documenting women’s and men’s experiences in the work place  but requires us to consider how ideas about their roles impact their aspirations regarding work and then to  consider how these expectations impact the conditions of the various forms of labor that these social  factors participate in.  2. Impact of Large-Scale economic shifts on Gender ideology during the Antebellum period a. Colonial Period (Pre-Industrial) i. Household site of labor for both men and women ii. Women: production/maintenance of house goods iii. Men: artisanal  iv. Women and men often learned from each other and performed similar roles. Most households  included servants, slaves, and apprentices in addition to the family.  v. Legal Status of women 1. All married women understood to be “covered” by their husbands. Married women barred  from apprenticeships, not allowed to legally purchase home.  2. Single women could enter into a household and work in exchange for room and board. b. 1820-1860s Industrial Economy developed i. Things produced on large scale to sell as profit rather than for barter between households. Men  and women selling labor for wage.  ii. Women and men thinking of household roles as distinct domains. iii.
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