Feminists like Enloe add an additional element of the division of labor at the domestic level, arguing that active underdevelopment relies on a division of labor between men and women, where gender roles distinguishing between men’s work and women’s work are reinforced. Enloe argues, for example, that a dependent relationship is created between men and women, where men’s dependency is reinforced by the inclusion of women into specific roles, and where womens dependency is also reinforced. For example, on banana plantations (the focus of Enloe’s work), married men, who must support a family economically, are considered more compliant than single men – they are less likely to cause trouble because they have more to lose. Furthermore, the production process, particularly when seasonal workers are used, relies on female work in the household to support this system – while men travel to work in the fields, women must take care of the household – if this system weren’t in place, seasonal work would be
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