Divisions and Solidarities

Gender, Class and Employment in Latin America

By Alison MacEwen Scott

© 1994 – Routledge

288 pages

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About the Book

Traditionally, class analysis has exaggerated the role of economic differentiation, particularly that of the informal economy, and has underestimated the degree of common consciousness amongst the `labouring class'. In Divisions and Solidarities, Alison MacEwen Scott examines class analysis and the inter-relationship between gender and class which creates a shared interest between men and women in some contexts and a divergence of interest in others. Using case studies of the urban population in Latin America, she presents a major critique of existing class theories and presents a new theoretical treatment on class formation, the orthodoxy of the informal economy, class consciousness and political participation.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General