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dc.contributorMalacarne, Timothy
dc.contributorHartley, James
dc.contributor.advisorWilson, Lucas
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Maniza
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-20T12:54:42Z
dc.date.available2016-06-20T12:54:42Z
dc.date.issued2016-06-20
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/3890
dc.description.abstractIn American households, it is mostly women — as mothers, wives, elder daughters, grandmothers, or domestic workers — who do the work required to maintain and increase the wellbeing of everyone in the home. Their unpaid work, which can include taking care of the young and the old, packing school lunches, preparing meals, and more, is time consuming and has become an added burden for women working outside the home. In this paper, I frame the household as a site of production and describe women’s household labor as feudal, subject to the feudal form of exploitation. Women’s involvement in household labor production overdetermines their participation in the capitalist workforce. Too often the outcome for women working outside the home is an increase in exploitation of both capitalist and feudal forms. Women’s augmented exploitation engages them in class struggle, one that is created and sustained by the time demands of performing both feudal and capitalist work. Women’s vulnerable position in the political economy is precipitated by institutions that involve embedded inequities. I offer potential interventions workplaces or the government can make to remedy the troubles they have created for women.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomicsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectwomenen_US
dc.subjectlow wagesen_US
dc.subjecttime povertyen_US
dc.subjectclass struggleen_US
dc.subjectexploitationen_US
dc.subjectfeudal householdsen_US
dc.titleIt's About Time: Rethinking Fairness and Justice for Women in the Economyen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.gradyear2016en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke College
mhc.degreeUndergraduateen_US
dc.rights.restrictedpublicen_US


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