Gendering the Knowledge Economy: Comparative Perspectives

Paperback | February 15, 2009

EditorSylvia Walby, Heidi Gottfried, Karin Gottschall

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This edited collection, by an international network of prominent feminist scholars, combines theoretical discussions and original empirical material from the UK, US, Germany and Japan to investigate the future of work.

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This edited collection, by an international network of prominent feminist scholars, combines theoretical discussions and original empirical material from the UK, US, Germany and Japan to investigate the future of work.

SYLVIA WALBY is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK and UNESCO Chair in Gender Research. She has held Chairs in the Universities of Bristol and Leeds and a Readership at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Recent publications include Gender Transformation, editorship of a special is...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.55 × 5.47 × 0.78 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230575706

ISBN - 13:9780230575707

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Notes on Editors
PART I: RE-CONCEPTUALIZING THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY, GENDER AND REGULATION
Introduction: Theorizing the Gendering of the New Economy: Comparative Approaches--S.Walby
Gender and the Conceptualization of the Knowledge Economy in Comparison--K.Shire
PART II: COMPARATIVE REGULATION
Comparative Livelihood Security Systems from a Gender Perspective, with a Focus on Japan; M.Osawa
Varieties of Gender Regimes and Regulating Gender Equality at Work in the Global Context; I.Lenz
Similar Outcomes, Different Paths: The Cross-National Transfer of Gendered Regulations of Employment--G.S.Roberts
PART III: GENDERING NEW EMPLOYMENT FORMS
Self-Employment in Comparative Perspective: General Trends and the Case of New Media--K.Gottschall &--D.Kroos
Living and Working in the New Economy: New Opportunities and Old Social Divisions in the Cases of the New Media and Carework; D.Perrons
Are Care Workers Knowledge Workers?--M.Nishikawa & K.Tanaka
Who Gets to be a Knowledge Worker? The Case of UK Call Centres--S.Durbin
Restructuring Gendered Flexibility in Organizations: A Comparative Analysis of Call Centres in Germany; U.Holtgrewe
Appendix I
Bibliography

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"...the book is meticulously detailed, providing empirically grounded analysis, and will appeal to a specialist audience of researchers and policy makers with a particular interest in gender, work/employment, economics and social policy." -- Carrie Purcell, Sociological Research Online