Strange Reciprocity : Mainstreaming Women's Work in Tepotzlan in the 'Decade of the New Economy'
Women of Tepoztlan were among the first New Spain labor forces to have their continuum of paid and unpaid work processes globally feminized. Focusing on the transformational 1990 to 2000 period, this book moves across time, space, and organizational changes to make explicit multitasking women's experiences of turning to their advantage development policies and practices systematically loaded against them from the outside in and the inside out.
- Hardback | 282 pages
- 157.48 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
- 30 Jul 2008
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: Keywords Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Mainstreaming Women's Work Processes Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Articulating Tepozteca into Commodity Culture[s] Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Local/Global Constellations Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Women's Work In and Out of Economic Space and Time Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Counting and Measuring Gender, 1990-2000 Chapter 7 Chapter 6. New Economy Housework Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Three Primary Feminized Occupations Chapter 9 Chapter 8. Making the Market System Work Chapter 10 Chapter 9. Embedded in the Market Chapter 11 Chapter 10. Fixed Mercado Trading Chapter 12 Chapter 11. A Postindustrial Market System Chapter 13 Chapter 12. Feminization and Community Survival Strategies Chapter 14 Chapter 13. Gender Mainstreaming Insights
Strange Reciprocity analyzes the special impact of the New Economy in shaping women's work and the reciprocal effect of how this adaptation strengthens and validates the extreme exploitation that women experience. -- June Nash, City University of New York Anthropologist Sidney S. Perutz's Strange Reciprocity: Mainstreaming Women's Work in Tepoztlan in the 'Decade of the New Economy' is an extensive and detailed ethnographic study. . . . The author's rich observations of women's and men's activities in the context of the household and the national economy make this a feminist ethnography of interest to advanced doctoral students versed in cultural theory and professionals of all disciplines concerned with feminist analysis of paid and unpaid labor. * Feminist Economics, January 2010 * This is a multi-faceted study with several layers of context, including a historical context that is sustained and well done, especially for the twentieth century. All of the facets Sidney Perutz pursues are addressed seriously and well in both descriptive and interpretative ways. -- William B. Taylor, University of California, Berkeley An extensive and detailed ethnographic study of Tepoztlan....the author's rich observations of women's and men's activities in the context of the household and the national economy make this a feminist ethnography of interest to advanced doctoral students versed in cultural theory and professionals of all disciplines concerned with feminist analysis of paid and unpaid labor. * Feminist Economics, January 6, 2010 *
About Sidney Perutz
Sidney Perutz is a research associate professor at Southern Methodist University and Lecturer at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.