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Divisions and Solidarities : Gender, Class and Employment in Latin America - Alison MacEwen Scott

Divisions and Solidarities

Gender, Class and Employment in Latin America

Hardcover Published: 8th December 1994
ISBN: 9780415018494
Number Of Pages: 288

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Traditionally, class analysis has exaggerated the role of economic differentiation, particularly that of the informal economy, and has underestimated the degree of common consciousness amongst the labouring class'. In Divisions and Solidarities, Alison MacEwen Scott examines class analysis and the inter-relationship between gender and class which creates a shared interest between men and women in some contexts and a divergence of interest in others. Using case studies of the urban population in Latin America, she presents a major critique of existing class theories and presents a new theoretical treatment on class formation, the orthodoxy of the informal economy, class consciousness and political participation.

List of figures and tables
Map of Peru
Introductionp. 1
Class, gender and the informal sectorp. 13
Growth, inequality and mobilityp. 35
Family, gender and the labouring classp. 75
Divisions amongst the labouring classp. 97
Mobility within the labouring class I: aggregate patternsp. 127
Mobility within the labouring class II: career pathsp. 142
Employment, family and classp. 166
Consciousness and political actionp. 186
Conclusionsp. 211
Appendix: data sourcesp. 222
Notesp. 230
Referencesp. 244
Glossary of Spanish wordsp. 259
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780415018494
ISBN-10: 0415018498
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 8th December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1