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Lecture 4: State, Productive and Reproductive Labour

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCB49H3
Professor
Ping- Chun Hsiung
Semester
Winter

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SOCB49 – Lecture 4 (Jan. 28) State, Productive, and Reproductive Labour Productive Labour  Usually in the public sphere  Paid  Stratification Patterns according to skill level and prestige. o White-collar jobs need skill. o Blue-collar jobs don’t need skill. Reproductive Labour  Usually in the private sphere  Usually unpaid  Gendered division of labour o Specific tasks are usually carried out according to gender norms  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?
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