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Gender and the politics of time: feminist theory and contemporary debates

Bryson, Valerie (2007) Gender and the politics of time: feminist theory and contemporary debates. The Policy Press, Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781861347497

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Abstract

Women's increased role in the labour market has combined with concerns about the damaging effects of long working hours to push time-related issues up the policy agenda in many Western nations. This wide-ranging and accessible book assesses policy alternatives in the light of feminist theory and factual evidence.
Contents: Introduction: Part one: Time, politics and society: mainstream perspectives: Time, temporality and political thought; Time culture(s) and the social nature of time; Time use in capitalist society; Part two: Feminist perspectives: reframing the issues: Women and men in feminist political thought; Pubic and private in feminist political thought; Feminist politics and welfare states; Part three: Towards a feminist politics of time: Time and temporality in recent feminist thought; 'Women's time'; Women and time use in contemporary capitalist societies; The time(s) we want and the time(s) we've got: political implications and conclusions.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: UoA 39 (Politics and International Studies)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2008 12:27
Last Modified: 19 May 2009 09:41
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/1013

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