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Gender, Family and Work in Naples

Gender, Family and Work in Naples (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Goddard, Victoria A.

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Breaking new ground in Mediterreanean anthropology, this book rejects the discipline's traditional focus on honour and shame in small face-to-face communities, and suggests instead that gender and sexuality interact with material processes in the constitution of personal and soci...al identities. In this ethnographic account of the labour market in Naples, the author shows how cultural definitions of gender can be used to investigate broad social processes. Scarce stable employment in the area means that household members are forced to diversify their economic activities in order to survive. Petty entrepreneurship is an option which is almost exclusively available to men. Women, who are either unable or unwilling to obtain factory work, are generally confined to the status of outworkers. The author emphasises that individual choices cannot be attributed solely to economic opportunities but that concepts of selfhood, gender identity and the symbolic value of female sexuality are also important.
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ISBN 9781859730393
Released NZ 1 Sep 2010
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Mediterranea (part: v. 4)
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ISBN-13 9781859730393
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Berg Publishers
Released 1 Sep 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Goddard, Victoria A.
Series Mediterranea (part: v. 4)
Category Cultural Studies
Gender Studies
Sociology: Family & Relationships
Number of Pages 276
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 305.3094573
Weight 329g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women - Employment - Italy - Naples, Small business - Italy - Naples, Sex role - Italy - Naples, Employees, Gender role
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade