Sept 7 - September 7, 2010 JOAN ACKER IS CAPITALISM...

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September 7, 2010 JOAN ACKER IS CAPITALISM GENDERED AND RACIALIZED? What are we talking about here? o Emergence of industrial capitalism o Race and gender segregated labor force o Deeply rooted connection between white masculinity to capitalist practices – which construct production and markets – which are shaped via labor division and power Capitalism 101 o Economical system based on private ownership of capital o Free market determines the productivity, distribution, and price of goods and services o Based on ideas of individualism and individual freedom Next… o Gendered substructures of capitalism exist within: Paid production activities Unpaid domestic work and caregiving activities o “Paid work is organized on the assumption that reproduction is of no concern (138)” The Architects of the New Economy: Historical Development o Elite white males and the development of capitalism and the capitalist enterprise o Gendered division of labor (home) – gendered division of labor (paid market labor vs. domestic unpaid) o Capitalism partially developed on slavery profits Historical Development 2 o Capitalist Expansion Created greater segregation by race and class Low paid & highly exploited labor (ex: Natives, Blacks, poor Whites, Chinese) o What about the women? Housewives (wealthy)
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course WMST 1101 taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Sept 7 - September 7, 2010 JOAN ACKER IS CAPITALISM...

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