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Gender, Family and Economy
The Triple Overlap

  • Rae Lesser Blumberg - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA, University of California, San Diego, USA, University of Wisconsin, USA

Volume: 125
Other Titles in:
Family Life Education

November 1990 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The 'triple overlap' refers to the link between gender stratification, the household and economic variables. In this volume, leading sociologists examine this overlap as a totality, providing theoretical concepts and new research on how the triple overlap works, both inside the family and within the broader context of society. Their competing conceptions of the interrelationship of gender, family and economy are bolstered by empirical papers which raise questions of culture, class and race within the contexts of both the developed and developing worlds. Six of the articles in this volume were previously published as a Special Issue of Journal of Family Issues.
 
PART ONE: THEORIES ILLUMINATING THE `TRIPLE OVERLAP'
Joan Huber
A Theory of Family, Economy, and Gender
Randall Collins
Women and Men in the Class Structure
Janet Saltzman Chafetz
The Gender Division of Labor and the Reproduction of Female Disadvantage
Toward an Integrated Theory  
 
PART TWO: THEORIES AND DATA FROM THIRD WORLD PEOPLES
Rae Lesser Blumberg
Income Under Female Versus Male Control
Hypotheses from a Theory of Gender Stratification and Data from the Third World  
Diane L Wolf
Female Autonomy, the Family, and Industrialization in Java
Cathy A Rakowski
Gender, Family, and Economy in a Planned, Industrial City
The Working and Lower Class Households of Ciudad Guayana  
Evelyn Nakano Glenn
Racial Ethnic Women's Labor
The Intersection of Race, Gender and Class Oppression  
Rae Lesser Blumberg
Afterword
Racial Ethnic Women's Labor - Factoring in Gender Stratification  
 
PART THREE: CONTRASTING CONCEPTUALIZATIONS OF THE HOUSEHOLD
Judith Treas
The Common Pot or Separate Purses? A Transaction Cost Interpretation
Immanuel Wallerstein and Joan Smith
Households as an Institution of the World-Economy
 
PART FOUR: GENDER, MONEY, AND HOUSEWORK
Marion Tolbert Coleman
The Division of Household Labor
Suggestions for Future Empirical Consideration and Theoretical Development  
Philip Blumstein and Pepper Schwartz
Money and Ideology
Their Impact on Power and the Division of Household Labor  
Sarah Fenstermaker, Candace West and Don Zimmerman
Gender Inequality
New Conceptual Terrain  

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Rae Lesser Blumberg

Rae Lesser Blumberg is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. Much of her academic work involves her general theory of gender stratification and theory of gender and development. In both, women’s versus men’s relative economic power (defined as control of income and other assets) is posited as the key—but not sole—factor affecting gender equality and many other development-related outcomes. She has worked in virtually all sectors of development, in 48 countries since Peace Corps in Venezuela, with the World Bank, USAID, UNESCO, UNDP and other UN agencies, the African Development Bank, Inter... More About Author

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