Work Without Wages: Comparative Studies of Domestic Labor and Self-Employment

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production for family consumption and for the wider market. While the importance of women’s domestic labor has been generally recognized, the complex articulation between household activities and the changing nature of the economy has rarely been examined in greater depth than in this volume. The authors explore, theoretically and empirically, the relationships between household labor, wage levels, markets, economic change, and the status of women in the context of both first and third world countries. In the process, narrowly-defined debates are expanded, suggesting ways in which our understanding of domestic activities is relevant to studies of petty commodity production and vice versa.
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Jane L. Collins is in the Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York, Binghamton.

Martha Gimenez is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado.

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SUNY Press
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Pages
264
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ISBN
9780791499559
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English
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Social Science / Women's Studies
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