Divisions and Solidarities
Gender, Class and Employment in Latin America
By (author) Alison MacEwen Scott
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Divisions and Solidarities by Alison MacEwen Scott
Book DescriptionTraditionally, class analysis has exaggerated the role of economic differentiation, particularly that of the informal economy, and has underestimated the degree of common consciousness amongst the 'labouring class'. In Divisions and Solidarities, Alison MacEwen Scott examines class analysis and the inter-relationship between gender and class which creates a shared interest between men and women in some contexts and a divergence of interest in others. Using case studies of the urban population in Latin America, she presents a major critique of existing class theories and presents a new theoretical treatment on class formation, the orthodoxy of the informal economy, class consciousness and political participation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415018494
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alison MacEwen Scott
Divisions and Solidarities, Paperback (December 1994)
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Despite economic and social changes in Britain, men and women remain segregated at work - a segregation strongly related to inequalities in pay, career prospects, and employment protection. This book analyzes the nature and significance of segregation within the context of labour market change.
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