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Women and Economics – A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution is a book written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and published in 1898. It is considered by many to be her single greatest work, and as with much of Gilman’s writing, the book touched a few dominant themes: the transformation of marriage, the family, and the home, with her central argument: “the economic independence and specialization of women as essential to the improvement of marriage, motherhood, domestic industry, and racial improvement.”
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Women and Economics is Gilman's most original and famous work of nonfiction. In it she examines the origins of women's subordination and its function in society. Woman, she argues, makes a living by marriage - not by the work she does - and thus man becomes her economic environment. As a consequence, her "female" attributes dominate her "human" qualities because they determine her survival. Gilman's thesis challenges both biological and theological arguments about women's innate passivity and defies the virtual exclusion of women in classical sociological theory. If women are to fully engage in domestic and public life, Gilman contends that their emancipation requires both economic participation and adequate child care. Gilman's argument in this classic work resonates today, as women continue their struggle to find a meaningful independent identity and to balance work and family. Here reprinted with a new introduction, Women and Economics belongs on the same shelf as works by Betty Friedan, Simone de Beauvoir, and other pioneering feminists.About the Author:
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), author of the celebrated short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," is regarded by many as a leading intellectual in the women's movement in the United States during the first two decades of the twentieth century. Michael Kimmel is Professor of Sociology at SUNY, Stony Brook, and the author of Manhood in America: A Cultural History (1995). Amy Aronson holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and has taught Media Studies at Rutgers University, Hofstra University, and the New School for Social Research.
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Book Description Gordon Press, New York, 1975. Hardcover. vii, 358p., a few light underlines, facsimile reprint of the ninth edition originally printed by Putnam in 1920, red boards and gilt. "Gilman's classic treatise. has inspired Socialists and feminists across the generations. Limited by an unbounded faith in progress, "Women and Economics" continues nevertheless to attract a political audience because it offers a detailed examination of the impact of the industrial revolution on women's status, especially as determined by their changed relationship with productive labor." *Buhle 69. Seller Inventory # 191279
Book Description Gordon Press, 1975. Unknown Binding. Condition: Acceptable. NOT ex-library. Flocking on end papers. Hardcover, red simulated leather cover, with gilt lettering. Does not match Amazon photo. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # mon0000332771
Book Description Gordon Press, 1975. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0879682825