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Homeworking Women

A Gender Justice Perspective

By Annie Delaney, Rosaria Burchielli, Shelley Marshall, Jane Tate

© 2019 – Routledge

208 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Description

Homework; work that is categorised as informal employment, performed in the home, mainly for subcontractors and mostly undertaken by women. The inequities and injustices inherent in homework conditions maintain women’s weak bargaining position, preventing them from making any improvements to their lives via their work. The best way to tackle these issues is not to abolish, but to bring equality and justice to homework.

This book contributes a gender-justice approach as a new perspective to analyse and confront the issues and problems of homework. The authors propose four justice dimensions – recognition, representation, rights and redistribution – to examine and analyse homework. This framework also takes into account the structures and processes of capitalism and the patriarchy, and the relations of domination, that are widely held to be the major factors that determine homework injustice. The authors discuss strategies and approaches that have worked for homeworkers, highlighting why they worked and the features that were beneficial for them.

Homeworking Women will be of interest to individuals and organisations working with or for the benefit of homeworkers, academics and students interested in feminism, informal work and the future of work, labour regulation and those with an interest in social and political justice.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Homework and Gender justice

Chapter 1: Understanding Homework and Homeworkers

Chapter 2: The Invisibilisation of Homework

Chapter 3: Extension of labour regulation to homeworkers

Chapter 4: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Improving Homeworkers Recognition?

Chapter 5: The Logic of the Supply Chain: Barriers and Strategies for Homeworker Representation

Chapter 6: Homeworkers Organising: Transnational to Local

Chapter 7: Making Change: A Gender Justice Framework

About the Authors

Annie Delaney, Senior Lecturer, School of Management, College of Business, RMIT University Melbourne, Australia

Rosaria Burchielli, Associate Professor (Honorary), Department of Management, La Trobe University, Australia

Shelley Marshall, Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow, RMIT University, Australia

Jane Tate is the Coordinator of Homeworkers Worldwide, Leeds, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS008000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
BUS032000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Infrastructure
BUS038000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
BUS104000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Governance
POL035010
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies