SOCB49 – Lecture 4 (Jan. 28)
State, Productive, and Reproductive Labour
Usually in the public sphere
Stratification Patterns according to skill level and prestige.
o White-collar jobs need skill.
o Blue-collar jobs don’t need skill.
Usually in the private sphere
Gendered division of labour
o Specific tasks are usually carried out according to
Usually seen as not important.
Doesn’t receive much attention.
The division between these two groups is not natural, but specific
effort has been made by governments to draw clear lines between
them. Specifically to get women out of the private sphere and into the
public sphere during the war. After the war there was deliberate effort
to push women out, and back into domestic sphere.
What did the government say to draw women to traditional “men’s
jobs”? What did women say in their answer to the government’s call?