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Human Work represents the first ground breaking analysis on the equal importance of work in the lives of men and women. Noted feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman maintains the notion that it was 'sexuo-economic oppression of women' and not women's biology that kept women from achieving in all areas of work. Accusing men of appropriating certain work as 'men's work' and masking the process as a biological locus rather than an exercise in power relations, Gilman asserts that men created an economic dependence that has prevented women from success in the workplace. Introduced by noted scholars Michael Kimmel and Mary Moynihan, Human Work is necessary reading for anyone interested in power and gender structures in the workplace.
  • ISBN13: 9780759109049
  • Publisher: Altamira Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 2005
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00416
SeriesClassics in Gender Studies
Publication DateJune 2, 2005

Human Work

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