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Gender and Institutions

Gender and Institutions
Welfare, Work and Citizenship

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Part of Reshaping Australian Institutions

Moira Gatens, Deborah Mitchell, Bettina Cass, Janeen Baxter, Carol Bacchi, Joan Eveline, Valerie Braithwaite, Lenore Coltheart, Alison Mackinnon, Chilla Bulbeck
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  • Date Published: November 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521635769

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  • This important interdisciplinary volume explores feminist approaches to institutional design and reshaping. It looks at the scope for ensuring that Australian institutions acknowledge gender difference and deliver more equitable outcomes. It shows how gendered regulatory norms underpin and intersect with all other institutional settings. The leading team of writers discusses topics including: institutions, embodiment and sexual difference; the welfare state; housing policy; household work; republicanism and citizenship; and gender-based discrimination.

    • Interdisciplinary team of high-calibre contributors
    • Deals with a broad range of current social issues
    • Will appeal to a broad range of womens' studies and social science students
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521635769
    • length: 236 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Institutions, embodiment and sexual difference Moira Gatens
    Part I. Beyond the Male Breadwinner: Welfare, Housing and Household Labour: 2. Life-course and labour market transitions: an alternative model for welfare state design Deborah Mitchell
    3. Reshaping housing policy and the benefits of urban/regional location: why gender matters Bettina Cass
    4. Moving toward equality? Questions of change and equality in household work patterns Janeen Baxter
    Part II. Triumphs and Failures of Feminist Design: Reschaping the Workplace:
    5. Changing the sexual harassment agenda Carol Bacchi
    6. Heavy, dirty and limp stories: male advantage at work Joan Eveline
    7. Designing the process of workplace change through the affirmative action act Valerie Braithwaite
    Part III. Reshaping Citizenship: Class, Race and Nation:
    8. Being civil and social: the proper study of womankind Lenore Coltheart
    9. Redesigning the population: narratives of race and sex Alison Mackinnon
    10. Treating ourselves to a republic Chilla Bulbeck.

  • Editors

    Moira Gatens, University of Sydney

    Alison Mackinnon, University of South Australia


    Moira Gatens, Deborah Mitchell, Bettina Cass, Janeen Baxter, Carol Bacchi, Joan Eveline, Valerie Braithwaite, Lenore Coltheart, Alison Mackinnon, Chilla Bulbeck

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