The Crossroads of Class and Gender: Industrial Homework, Subcontracting, and Household Dynamics in Mexico City

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In this innovative exploration of the interaction between economic processes and social relations, Lourdes Beneria and Martha Roldan examine the effect of homework on gender and family dynamics. Their fieldwork in Mexico City during 1981-82 has enabled them to provide important new empirical data on industrial piecework performed by women as well as intimate glimpses of these women's lives which place that piecework in context. Tracing the stages of production from home to jobber, workshop, and manufacturer (often a ...

The Crossroads of Class and Gender: Industrial Homework, Subcontracting, and Household Dynamics in Mexico City 1987, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226042329

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