lecture2 - WomenWorkingintheGlobalEconomy:...

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Women Working in the Global Economy:  A Feminist Perspective Professor Yana Rodgers Women’s and Gender Studies Department Class 2: The Gender Division of Labor and Women’s Caring  Work Valuing Women’s Work
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Organization 1. Summary points from Barker and Feiner ch.2: Family Matters Changing role of families over time The cult of domesticity Women, property, and employment Power and bargaining in contemporary families 1. Video Clip: Chore Wars 2. Discussion
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Changing Role of Families Over Time 1. Prior to Industrial Revolution of late 1700s and early 1800s, families produced their own food, clothing, and items used in daily life. This type of self-sufficiency implied that production and consumption, and work and leisure, occurred side by side within the domestic sphere (not separated by time or space). Economic activity was primarily for use, not for exchange, so home and economy overlapped. 2. During this time, household structures were highly patriarchal and involved hard work. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course WOMENS SST 160 taught by Professor Rodgers during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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