Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work
Although women have long been members of the labour force, the proportion of domestic, caring, and community work they provide compared to men or the state has yet to decrease substantially. Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work offers a powerful new framework for understanding women's work in a holistic sense, acknowledging both their responsibilities in supporting others as well as their employment duties.
Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work is based on a four-year, multi-site study of women who are members of contemporary community organizations. The authors reveal the complex ways in which these women define and value their own work, investigating what supports and constrains their individual and collective efforts. Calling on the state to assist more with citizens' provisioning responsibilities, Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work provides an excellent basis for new discussions on equitable and sustainable public policies.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 208 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.6in x 9.0in
Reviews‘This impressive study delves into the important and exhausting work that women do to sustain themselves, their friends and families, and their communities, often in the face of extraordinarily challenging circumstances. The authors offer terrific data and significant insights into these women's lives, revealing how ineffective and even harmful current policies that affect them actually are. Beyond Caring Labour argues compellingly for a new policy development framework that would provide more positive outcomes, and as such, should be of interest to analysts in government, unions, workplaces, and social service agencies.‘
Meg Luxton, School of Women's Studies, York University
Author InformationSheila M. Neysmith is a professor in the Factor-Inwentash School of Social Work at the University of Toronto.
Marge Reitsma-Street is a professor emerita in the Studies in Policy and Practice Program and the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria.
Stephanie Baker Collins is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at McMaster University.
Elaine Porter is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Laurentian University.
Table of contents
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 An Introduction: Conceptialising the Work of WOmen in the 21st Century
Chapter 2 Securing the Future by Positioning the Past in the Present
Chapter 3 Provisioning Responsibilities of Women: Relationships Shape the Work
Chapter 4 Collective Provisioning: Naming the Work of Vital Spaces
Chapter 5 Producing Racial Knowledge in Community Programmes for 'At Risk' Young Women
Chapter 6 Provisioning for Children in a Low Income Community
Chapter 7 Revealing Older Women's Provisioning Responsibilities
Chapter 8 Counting the Costs of Provisioning for Women Living on Low Incomes
Chapter 9 Collective Spaces as Incubators of Citizenship
Chapter 10 A Sharing of Life's Glories
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