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Gendering the Knowledge Economy

Comparative Perspectives

By Sylvia Walby (Edited by), Heidi Gottfried (Edited by), K. Gottschall

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Format: Paperback, 322 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 February 2009
Comparing the UK, US, Germany and Japan, this book draws on innovative concepts of varieties of gender regime as well as varieties of capitalism. The volume re-thinks the processes of de-gendering and re-gendering of working practices in the context of both de-regulation and re-regulation of employment.

Table of Contents

List of figures List of tables Preface Notes on Editors PART ONE: 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 TWO: 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 THREE: 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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SUSAN DURBIN Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Bristol Business School and member of the Employment Studies Research Unit (ESRU), University of the West of England, UK HEIDI GOTTFRIED Professor of Sociology and Director of the MA in Industrial Relations Program, Wayne State University, USA KARIN GOTTSCHALL Professor of Sociology, Head of the Gender Policy in the Welfare State Unit at the Centre for Social Policy Research and Director of the Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany URSULA HOLTGREWE Senior Researcher at The Working Life Research Centre (FORBA) and member of the co-ordinating team of the Global Call Center Industry Project, Austria DANIELE KROOS Junior Research Fellow, Graduate School of Scoial Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany ILSE LENZ Professor of Scoial Structure and Gender Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany MAKIKO NISHIKAWA Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Hosei University and Hosei Management School, Japan MARI OSAWA Professor of Social Policy at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo and member of the Science Council, Japan GLENDA S. ROBERTS Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan DIANE PERRONS Director of the Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK KAREN SHIRE Professor of Comparative Sociology, Institute of Sociology and Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany KAZUKO TANAKA Professor of Sociology, International Studies Division, Director of the Center for Gender Studies and Coordinator of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, International Christian University, Japan SYLVIA WALBY Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Lancaster, UK

About the Author

SUSAN DURBIN Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Bristol Business School and member of the Employment Studies Research Unit (ESRU), University of the West of England, UK HEIDI GOTTFRIED Professor of Sociology and Director of the MA in Industrial Relations Program, Wayne State University, USA KARIN GOTTSCHALL Professor of Sociology, Head of the Gender Policy in the Welfare State Unit at the Centre for Social Policy Research and Director of the Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany URSULA HOLTGREWE Senior Researcher at The Working Life Research Centre (FORBA) and member of the co-ordinating team of the Global Call Center Industry Project, Austria DANIELE KROOS Junior Research Fellow, Graduate School of Scoial Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany ILSE LENZ Professor of Scoial Structure and Gender Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany MAKIKO NISHIKAWA Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Hosei University and Hosei Management School, Japan MARI OSAWA Professor of Social Policy at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo and member of the Science Council, Japan GLENDA S. ROBERTS Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan DIANE PERRONS Director of the Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK KAREN SHIRE Professor of Comparative Sociology, Institute of Sociology and Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany KAZUKO TANAKA Professor of Sociology, International Studies Division, Director of the Center for Gender Studies and Coordinator of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, International Christian University, Japan SYLVIA WALBY Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Lancaster, UK

Reviews

'...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

EAN: 9780230575707
ISBN: 0230575706
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Dimensions: 21.34 x 13.72 x 2.03 centimetres (0.41 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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