WST 100 Introduction to Work.ppt

WST 100 Introduction to Work.ppt - Women and Work Learning...

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Unformatted text preview: Women and Work Learning Objective To understand how work is gendered. Work is Gendered Definition of work, measurements of productivity, what kind of work we value Emphasis on productivity or cash generating activity Example - farming production of crops for sale v. production of crops for consumption Social reproductive labor Array of activities and relationships involved in maintaining people on a daily basis and across generations Includes economic activity (consumption and production) plus domestic and family labor Intersections with race, sexuality, class, and disability Link between Productive and Social Reproductive Work Productive work (cash generating) in the economy is supported and made possible by social reproductive work in the home Dichotomy between Private and Public Public = work, politics, education = province of men Private = home and family = province of women Contributes to idea of division of labor (what type of work men and women should do) Excluded poor women and women of color Transition to Paid Work...
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