Women’s Press
Canada’s leading academic feminist publisher
Canada’s leading academic feminist publisher
362 pages
6 x 9 inches
February 2003
Print ISBN: 9780889614123
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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.

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Table of Contents

General Introduction - Caroline Andrew, Pat Armstrong, and Leah F. Vosko

Part One
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

Part Two
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

Part Three
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

About the Contributors
Publisher's Acknowledgements

Caroline Andrew

Caroline Andrew is Dean of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa.

Pat Armstrong

Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of numerous books and articles in health and gender and has held a Canada Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institute of Health Research Chair in Health Services.

Labour Pains, Women's Health, Studies in Political Economy, Thinking Women and Health Care Reform in Canada, Troubling Care, Women's Health, Second Edition, Feminism, Political Economy, and the State

Hugh Armstrong

Hugh Armstrong is Professor of Social Work and Political Economy at Carleton University.

Wallace Clement

Wallace Clement holds a Chancellor's Professorship at Carleton University.

Leah Vosko

Leah Vosko is Canada Research Chair at Atkinson College, York University.

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