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Women and the State


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Acknowledgements. List of Contributors. Introduction Part 1: The Modern State and Contemporary Society - New Insights and New Contradictions 1. Crazy Quilts: Rethinking the Welfare State Debate from a Woman's Point of View Laura Balbo 2. Women and the Welfare State: The Transition from Private to Public Dependence Helga Maria Hernes 3. Confusing Concepts - Confusing Reality: A Theoretical Discussion of the Patriarchal State Drude Dahlerup 4. Women and the Advanced Welfare State - A New Kind of Patriarchal Power? Anette Borchorst and Birte Siim 5. Women's New Social Role: Contradictions of the Welfare State Anne Showstack Sassoon Part 2: Inside and Outside the Home: Women's Experience and the Transformation of Public and Private 6. Division of Family Labour and Gender Identity Chiara Saraceno 7. On the Rationality of Caring Kari Waerness 8. The Circular Trap: Women and Part-Time Work Vicki Smith 9. Between Public and Private: The Birth of the Professional Housewife and the Female Consumer Gabriella Turnaturi 10. Inside and Outside the Home: How Our Lives Have Changed through Domestic Automation Helene Strohl. Index

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Sassoon, Anne Showstack

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