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Sister Jamaica - A Study of Women, Work and Households in Kingston (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,295
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Sister Jamaica - A Study of Women, Work and Households in Kingston (Hardcover): A. Lynn Bolles

Sister Jamaica - A Study of Women, Work and Households in Kingston (Hardcover)

A. Lynn Bolles

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Sister Jamaica is about women factory workers, their households, jobs and lives in Kingston during the destabilization of the Michael Manley administration (1978-79). It shows how these working class women and their household members achieved access to scarce resources and survived a national political and economic crisis. The author argues that such achievements were the result of these women and their households exercising a variety of traditional and contemporary cultural, social and economic options. Bolles looks at the influences of race, class and gender, emphasizing women's roles in kinship, kindredship and domestic organization. Domestic chores, cash flows and networks of exchange are examined in order to illustrate which household member performed what kind of task and under what kind of circumstances. The division of labor among 127 households is examined. Finally, Bolles looks at the factories and female work forces against the background of international capitalism. This text will provide beneficial reading for introductory anthropology classes and courses in women's studies, Afro-American studies, and Caribbean and Latin American studies.

General

Imprint: University Press of America
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 1996
Authors: A. Lynn Bolles
Dimensions: 220 x 143 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 150
ISBN-13: 978-0-7618-0211-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Work & labour
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
LSN: 0-7618-0211-8
Barcode: 9780761802112

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