The politics of (re)productive labour, guild membership, and managing money. Capitalism as process, transformations over time, specific features: gender division of labour, value of labour: skilled vs. unskilled, distribution of wealth, specialization, monopolies. Early modern joint stock companies, mercantilism, colonial economies, nation-states. How did economic relations define bodies as masculine or feminine: developments of early modern capitalism, mercantile capitalism . Accumulation of wealth (bullion), the state, trading, maritime empires, jean-baptiste colbert: proto-industrialization. Economic organization of women"s labour, value, and productivity. Recruitment of home-work" into economic system and invisible labour. Gendered differentiation of skills: productive vs. unproductive, wage-labour, make-shift. Early forms of the sexual politics of unionization. Some female guilds develop in cologne, paris, rouen. Medieval period: references to female masters and male masters. Example of social networks, journeymen"s associations, jacques m n tra. Example of early modern german jurist of 1685: masculine sex is one of the indispensable basic preconditions for admission to a guild.