Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 24 June 2019

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter examines how contemporary feminist scholarship is informed by and has contributed to the analysis of gendered divisions of labor on a global scale. Drawing on feminist research into gender systems, postcolonial societies, and intersectional relations, studies of gendered divisions of labor offer powerful insights into the unequal dynamics of globalization and the processes of social reproduction. The relevant literature includes work on the feminization of labor across global industry, the commodification of reproductive labor, and the gendered effects of economic restructuring and related forms of neoliberalization. Ultimately, gendered divisions of labor illuminate diverse patterns of inequality in and beyond formal relations of employment, revealing the ways that gendered hierarchies of value proliferate within and across globally interconnected societies and economies.

Keywords: labor, gender, inequality, globalization, care chains, commodity chains, neoliberalism, work, production, reproduction

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.