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Title Social production and reproduction at the interface of public and private spheres [electronic resource] / edited by Marcia Texler Segal, Esther Ngan-Ling Chow, Vasilikie Demos
Imprint Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2012
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (viii, 302 p.) : ill
Series Advances in gender research, 1529-2126 ; v. 16
Advances in gender research ; v. 16
Note Introducing social production and reproduction at the interface of public and private spheres / Marcia Texler Segal, Vasilikie Demos, Esther Ngan-ling Chow -- Gendered desire and heteronormativity in the transnational matchmaking process / Minjeong Kim -- Transnationalism, motherhood, and entrepreneurship : Chinese women in Spain / Amelia Saiz Lopez -- Living culture and making relationships : mothers and daughters negotiate sexuality in Indonesia and Canada / Marilyn Porter, Kristi Poerwandari -- Single mothering in poverty : black feminist considerations / Bette J. Dickerson, Wanda Parham-Payne, Tekisha Dwan Everette -- Neoliberalism and the feminization of family survival : the happiness project in four Chinese villages / Lihua Wang -- Work-to-family conflict and women's construction of work/family roles in post-Mao China / Jiping Zuo, Yongping Jiang -- Doing it all : the effects of gender, rank, and department climate on work-family conflict for faculty at liberal arts colleges / Catherine White Berheide, Cay Anderson-Hanley -- Empirical study of gender occupational segregation of rural-urban migrant workers in China / Zhen Wang -- Gender discourse in the cultural context of globalization : transmission, conflict, and discourse competition / Di Yang, Yihong Jin -- Learning and identity : life, work and citizenship / Adrienne S. Chan, Barbara Merrill -- Beyond the state : legitimatizing gender equity in education in Taiwan / Shu-Ching Lee -- Globalization, activism, and local contexts : development of policy on domestic violence in China and England / Marianne Hester
This volume focuses on the gendered interfaces of the public and private spheres of life. In the 21st century these are no longer separate as women and men move from one to the other in the course of their daily lives and their life spans. The chapters examine the ways individuals, families and societies strive to balance paid and unpaid labor, engage in parenting and accomplish other care-work, seek education for themselves and their children, and respond to the mass media, sometimes under conditions of poverty or violence and often across international boundaries. These are the ways social life is produced and reproduced, protested and commodified by women and men and the social systems and constraints within which they act and interact. Questions addressed by the authors are framed in terms of current gender theory and the impact of social structures. The resiliency and agency of women are demonstrated by a group of international scholars through the comparison and analysis of empirical data from several countries including the UK, USA, Canada, Taiwan, Indonesia, Iran, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and the People's Republic of China
Link 9781780528748
Subject Sex role
Gender identity
Social structure
Alt Author Segal, Marcia Texler, 1940-
Chow, Esther Ngan-ling, 1943-
Demos, Vasilikie P
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