Schon wieder Sozialismus?

Die nun vorliegende Übersetzung des Buches der Politologin Ellen Meiksins Wood „Der Ursprung des Kapitalismus. Eine Spurensuche“ ist in keiner Weise feministisch und erhebt auch keinen Anspruch darauf. Ihre marxistische Analyse berührt dennoch ein für Feministinnen wichtiges Thema. Sie nimmt dem Kapitalismus seine Unendlichkeit und insistiert auf die spezifischen und historisch abgrenzbaren Entstehungs- und Durchsetzungsbedingungen.

Von |2018-05-24T12:26:02+00:0015. Oktober 2016|BuchBesprechung|0 Kommentare

Income and the household: women’s work and wages in early modern Sweden

Detail of an illustration from The Book of the City of Ladies, completed in 1405. Though an earlier period than the study here (which addresses the period from 1500 to about 1850), women’s participation in manual labor is longstanding. We often assume that households in the European past relied on men for their income. Long-term historical wage series, which have informed some of the most influential economic history research, are based only on men’s wages. But when we look closer at the relationship between men and women working together, even in typically male industries such as construction, we see large numbers of women working for wages often as high as, and sometimes exceeding, those of men. Including women dramatically alters our understanding of wellbeing and gendered divisions of work in the European past.

Von |2018-11-24T04:34:28+00:001. Oktober 2016|ForschungsErgebnisse|0 Kommentare