Gendering the Knowledge Economy: Comparative Perspectives by Sylvia Walby, Heidi Gottfried, Karin Gottschall, Mari Osawa

By Sylvia Walby, Heidi Gottfried, Karin Gottschall, Mari Osawa (auth.)

Comparing the united kingdom, US, Germany and Japan, this booklet attracts on leading edge options of types of gender regime in addition to forms of capitalism. the quantity re-thinks the techniques of de-gendering and re-gendering of operating practices within the context of either de-regulation and re-regulation of employment.

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Gendering the Knowledge Economy: Comparative Perspectives

Evaluating the united kingdom, US, Germany and Japan, this publication attracts on leading edge strategies of sorts of gender regime in addition to different types of capitalism. the quantity re-thinks the approaches of de-gendering and re-gendering of operating practices within the context of either de-regulation and re-regulation of employment.

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In this way, Walby develops more systematic distinctions between forms of gender regime than does Connell. The concept of gender regime is intended to capture the systematic interrelationship between different dimensions of gender relations. There is complex mutual constitution of the different gender domains. Variations in the forms of gender relations, between public and domestic forms, can be found in each of the main domains of gender relations, as well as at the level of the system as a whole.

Comparative feminist politics The second major body of comparative literature on gender relations is that concerned with the extent and nature of women's political power. This is especially developed in the context of the RNGS project, which has developed a methodology for comparative analysis of the impact of women's movements and the role of women's policy agencies (RNGS 2005; Mazur 2002). The key question for the analysis is to discover the circumstances under which women's movements are more or less likely to impact on the state.

The majority take the form of a fixed-term contract from a specific and direct employer, but there are other kinds, such as seasonal work, and also agency work and where the relationship with the entity providing the work is more distant (OEeD 2002a). Temporary employment is implicated in the knowledge economy thesis predominantly as an example of employment degradation as a result of deregulation associated with competitive globalization, which is itself partly the consequence of the knowledge economy.

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