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WALBY & OTHERS, SYLVIA - Gendering the Knowledge Economy: Comparative Perspectives

Title: Gendering the Knowledge Economy: Comparative Perspectives
Description: Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 2007. First Edition, Hardcover. New. 9781403994578 320 Pages. NEW. Gendering the Knowledge Economy: Comparative Perspectives brings together an international team of scholars engaged in research on globalization, gender, flexibility and work transformation (GLOW). Comparisons between the UK, US, Germany and Japan reveal the ways in which gender transforms conventional understandings of the knowledge-based economy. Drawing on innovative concepts of varieties of gender regime as well as varieties of capitalism, this collection rethinks the processes of de-gendering and re-gendering of working practices in the context of both de-regulation and re-regulation of employment. Rich case studies examine new temporalities, new contractualities and new spatialities of employment forms (part-time, temporary and self-employment), new industries (new media), and new organizations (call centres) in comparative perspective. These comparisons revise previous understandings and result in a more accurate mapping of societies, but also provide a better framework for explaining the similarities and differences in the gendering of new employment forms and knowledge-based work within and between countries. Book Description: Gendering the Knowledge Economy demonstrates the ways in which gender transforms the understanding of the knowledge-based economy, addressing the nature of knowledge and what constitutes the newness of current employment forms. It rethinks the processes of both de-gendering and re-gendering of working practices in the context of both the deregulation and re-regulation of employment. A comparative analysis of the US, UK, Germany and Japan underpins the rethinking of the varieties of capitalism and the comparative analysis of gender relations. : Review: '...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 : Book Description: Bringing together an international network of prominent feminist scholars, this book combines theoretical discussions and original empirical material to investigate the future of work Size: 14 x 2.2 x 21.6 cm. 340 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Miscellaneous; Hardbacks; ISBN: 1403994579. ISBN/EAN: 9781403994578. Inventory No: X118-1455.

Keywords: BZDB395 Miscellaneous; Hardbacks; Gendering the Knowledge Economy Comparative Perspectives Sylvia Walby others Hardbacks

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