Gender and the Global Economy.docx

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Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 1808
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GenderandtheGlobalEconomyGlobal conveyorbeltworldwide serviceHistorically rooted in colonial and now neocolonial relations Imposes unequal power relations between states Divides the global economy into geographic productive spheres the NORTH Western countries or First World industrializedthe SOUTH developing countries or Third World remains predominantly primary producersproviding agriculture products raw material cheap labour and consumer markets for North countries industrializingassembly production International gendered division of labour Notions about work are incorporated into the internationalhistorically and socially constructed definitions of work notions of production and reproduction as well as publicprivate stereotypes of masculine work and feminine workmens skillswomens natural talents womens nimble fingers women as passive workersunorganizedunorganizablewomen as able t
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