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Studies in Political Economy
Developments in Feminism
Edited by Caroline Andrew, Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, Wallace Clement, Leah Vosko
This collection brings together a number of significant articles from the journal Studies in Political Economy (SPE) that illustrate feminist political economy, reflect on the ways in which political economy incorporates feminism, and examine the evolution of Canadian feminist analysis over the past twenty years. Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism is intended to evoke several ideas: the ways in which political economy has thought about, reflected upon and integrated feminism; the ways in which feminist ideology has been particularly insightful in providing ways for thinking through some of the central issues for a grounded Canadian political economy; the relation of theory and practice; and the relation of actors and structures.
Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism is an invaluable teaching resource, as the articles are selected from across the twenty-year period of SPE's existence. Introductions contextualizing each section explain the inclusion of particular articles and how they fit into the development of feminist political economy.
Table of Contents
General Introduction - Caroline Andrew, Pat Armstrong, and Leah F. Vosko
Production and Reproduction: Feminist Takes - Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong
Chapter One: Beyond Sexless Class and Classless Sex: Towards Feminist Marxism - Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong
Chapter Two: Spatially Differentiated Conceptions of Gender in the Workplace - Pamela Moss
Chapter Three: The Retreat of the State and Long-Term Care Provision: Implications for Frail Elderly People, Unpaid Family Carers and Paid Home Care Workers - Jane Aronson and Sheila M. Neysmith
Flexible Workforces and the Class-Gender Nexus - Wallace Clement
Chapter Four: Changing Labour Process and the Nursing Crisis in Canadian Hospitals - Jerry White
Chapter Five: The Domestication of Women's Work: A Comparison of Chinese and Portuguese Immigrant Women Homeworkers - Wenona Giles and Valerie Preston
Chapter Six: Flexible Work, Flexible Workers: The Restructuring of Clerical Work in a Large Telecommunications Company - Bonnie Fox and Pamela Sugiman
Engendering the State in SPE: The Interrelations of Theory and Practice, and of Class, Race and Gender - Caroline Andrew
Chapter Seven: Classes and States: Welfare State Developments, 1881-1981 - Goran Therborn
Chapter Eight: The Conceptual Politics of Struggle: Wife Battering, the Women's Movement and the State - Gillian Walker
Chapter Nine: Depoliticizing Insurgency: The Politics of the Family in Alberta - Lois Harder
Conclusion: The Pasts (and Futures) of Feminist Political Economy in Canada: Reviving the Debate - Leah F. Vosko
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