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SOAN 2400 Who's Counting? Documentary Notes

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University of Guelph
Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN 2400
D Rose

October 29 Documentary: Who’s Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics -feminist economist -her work has global and historical significance -the voyage of the Exxon Valdez • oil tank voyage • if it had simply loaded it’s oil in Alaska and travelled down the west coast, it would have been a moderate adventure • more money involved by crashing • compensation to people, joining “green” groups, etc. -the word economics means the care and management of a household • being concerned with notions of value • nothing to do with capital or material gain -time use best describes women’s lives • time use surveys conducted in Pakistan • men engage in about five different activities during a day whereas women engage in about a dozen most of these activities are simultaneous with childcare and food preparation • • men have shorter days than women • women for about five hours everyday were involved in food preparation and cooking inefficiency of cooking tools and stoves • • to increase productivity here, one would need new cooking tools • in Kenya, different priorities than Pakista
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