"Work on gender, while very difficult because of the resistance, is also very urgent. We have, as the saying goes, not a minute to lose, which is why this book constitutes an important contribution not merely to the social sciences but to the larger world political scene." - From the foreword by Immanuel Wallerstein "This volume enters uncharted territory. As well as a range of sectors and geographical case studies, it provides a far-reaching theoretical reappraisal of the significance of women's work - both paid and unpaid, hidden and visible - to the accumulation of capital and the social reproduction systems that underlie the accumulation of capital. Unmissable." - Professor Ruth Pearson, University of Leeds "From theoretical and methodological analysis to empirical work, this volume fills a vacuum in commodity chain studies to show how 'gender is everywhere.' Gendered Commodity Chains will be of great use for teaching and research, with many policy implications and suggestions for future research." - Lourdes Beneria, Cornell University "This is a genuinely exciting collection that fills a critical need. Gendered Commodity Chains contains interesting empirical case studies, as well as probing conceptual pieces that synopsize larger bodies of recent research - and then push the envelope much further! It will be an invaluable addition to course readings in fields including development studies, comparative sociology, international studies, political economy, and feminist studies, and a must for academic libraries." - David A. Smith, University of California, Irvine
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Wilma A. Dunaway is Professor of Sociology in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. She is the author of four books, including most recently "Women, Work, and Family in the Antebellum Mountain South" (2008).