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Lecture 8

SOC265 Lecture 8

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University of Toronto St. George
Bonnie Fox

MARCH 7 TH 2013 SOC265 Lecture 8 The Historical Development of Our Gender Order Patriarchy: Household where men have direct power over every single person under his house hold (small scale production in the household, all the work was done in the household and the land around the household) - The male and women were both essentials to the household - Husbands and wives were under the influence of structural influences of inequalities 1. Men own the property, the essential for survival (only ones in society who could)  Men only could be business  Thus women were depended on men and depended on women 2. Men had the incentive to exercise power over others in the household  Because men and women were working together, it was easy for men to exercise authority over women  Men needed their wives as resistance to do what they needed to do in the household (economically important) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Development of Industrial Capitalism (1800s) a. The creation of a working class, dependent on waged work, as masses of peasants lost access to and ownership of land a. The “enclosure of land” no longer able to use and access public land b. The demise of an economy centered on the household and husband-wife production team a. Leaving the household for wage work b. Women are becoming more marginal as production is moving elsewhere c. Women are ¼ to ½ of what men made when they did wage work (paid people on how much they needed to eat) c. The removal from the household of (much) production for the market a. Undermining women’s (and men’s) ability to produce their subsistence in their household i. Making their homes as inns to support the families, having the ability to sustain family business if husband died ii. No longer a essential partner to his husband, economically as women has the ability to become more independent b. Eroding the independence and identity of skilled craftsmen and peasants; becoming “wage slaves” i. Working class women did out work at home, “peace work” low wages d. Working men’s struggle to improve their position a. The campai
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