Search Results: gender-and-consumption

The Sex of Things

Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective

Author: Victoria De Grazia

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520200340

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 433

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"A rare pleasure. Rooting gender and consumption in the actions of people making their own history, these brilliant essays move from nineteenth-century pinups to the formation of gendered modernity. Once you've savored this volume, you'll never think of modern life in the same way again."--Temma Kaplan, author of "Red City, Blue Period"

Gender and Consumption

Domestic Cultures and the Commercialisation of Everyday Life

Author: Lydia Martens,Emma Casey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317130782

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5519

Drawing upon anthropological, sociological and historical perspectives, this volume provides a unique insight into women’s domestic consumption. The contributors argue that domestic consumption represents an important lens through which to examine the everyday production and reproduction of socio-economic relations. Through a variety of case studies (such as gambling, wedding day consumption and bedroom décor), the essays explore and reconsider the nature of public and private spaces, and the subsequent nature of domestic space - often by challenging traditional notions of what constitutes ’the domestic’. The volume demonstrates the broad range of experiences that domestic consumption offers women and reveals some of the complex meanings and motivations underpinning women’s consumption practices.

The Gender and Consumer Culture Reader

Author: Jennifer Scanlon

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814781314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 397

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From its sweaty beats to the pulsating music on the streets, Latin/o America is perceived in the United States as the land of heat, the toy store for Western sex. It is the territory of magical fantasy and of revolutionary threat, where topography is the travel guide of desire, directing imperial voyeurs to the exhibition of the flesh. Jose Quiroga flips the stereotype upside down: he shows how Latin/o American lesbians and gay men have consistently eschewed notions of sexual identity for a politics of intervention. In Tropics of Desire, Quiroga reads hesitant Mexican poets as sex-positive voices, he questions how outing and identity politics can fall prey to the manipulations of the state, and explores how invisibility has been used as a tactical tool in opposition to the universal imperative to come out. Drawing on diverse cultural examples such as the performance of bolero and salsa, film, literature, and correspondence, and influenced by masters like Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin and a rich tradition of Latin American stylists, Quiroga argues for a politics that denies biological determinism and cannibalizes cultural stereotypes for the sake of political action.

Gender and Popular Culture

Author: Katie Milestone,Anneke Meyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745658652

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This book examines the role of popular culture in the construction of gendered identities in contemporary society. It draws on a wide range of popular cultural forms - including popular music, newspapers and television - to illustrate how femininity and masculinity are produced, represented and consumed. The authors blend primary and secondary research to offer the reader a balanced yet novel overview of the area. Students are introduced to key theories and concepts in the fields of gender studies and popular culture, which are made accessible and interesting through their application to topical examples such as DJs, binge drinking and computer games. The book is structured into three clear, user-friendly sections: 1. Production, gender and popular culture: An investigation of who produces popular culture, why gendered patterns occur, and how they impact on content. 2. Representation, gender and popular culture: An examination of how men and women are represented in contemporary popular culture, and how notions of (in)appropriate femininity and masculinity are constructed. 3. Consumption, gender and popular culture: An exploration of who consumes what in popular culture, how gendered consumption relates to space, and what the effects of consuming representations of gender are. Gender and Popular Culture will be essential reading for students and scholars of media and cultural studies at all levels.

Marketing and Feminism

Current issues and research

Author: Miriam Catterall,Pauline Maclaran,Lorna Stevens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136352775

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 4836

This cutting edge, innovative volume offers the best of current scholarship on feminist perspectives in marketing. Through many exciting and often controversial discussions, it highlights and challenges assumptions about women and gender in marketing theory and practice from both historical and current contexts. Key issues and debates include: * the dark side of female consumption * women and marketing in Socialist economies * women and advertising * ecofeminism and marketing * gender, marketing and cultural diversity * marketing, sex and sexuality. Written by internationally recognised experts in marketing and feminism, this book makes a unique contribution to marketing scholarship.

Modernity, Gender and Consumption

Public Discourses on Woman and the Home

Author: Karen Elizabeth Altman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Home

Page: 556

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The Car and British Society

Class, Gender and Motoring, 1896-1939

Author: Sean O'Connell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719055065

Category: Automobiles

Page: 240

View: 9097

The car was first introduced in British society over 100 years ago. This study offers a radical way of looking at the history of motoring; focusing on issues of class, gender and consumption, the author argues that the technology and use of the motor car was hugely influenced by the way it was adopted by society in the first year of its history.

Women, Gender and Everyday Social Transformation in India

Author: Kenneth Bo Nielsen,Anne Waldrop

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783082690

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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The pace of socioeconomic transformation in India over the past two and a half decades has been formidable. This volume sheds light on how these transformations have played out at the level of everyday life to influence the lives of Indian women, and gender relations more broadly. Through ethnographically grounded case studies, the authors portray the contradictory and contested co-existence of discrepant gendered norms, values and visions in a society caught up in wider processes of sociopolitical change. ‘Women, Gender and Everyday Social Transformation in India’ moves the debate on gender and social transformation into the domain of everyday life to arrive at locally embedded and detailed, ethnographically informed analyses of gender relations in real-life contexts that foreground both subtle and not-so-subtle negotiations and contestations.

Family, Gender, and Law in Early Modern France

Author: Suzanne Desan,Jeffrey Merrick

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271047720

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Socio-economic Impacts of Gender- and Generation-specific Production and Consumption Patterns

Author: Axel Schaffer

Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 77

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This study identifies gender- and age-specific production patterns. The book examines the combination of time use data, input-output analysis, and material balances which allow for the simultaneous consideration of women's and men's working time and their contributions to GDP, household production, and CO2 emissions. It also foresees the gender- and age-specific analysis of the demand side, where a model separates women's and men's consumption of market and non-market goods and services. The identification of genders' production and consumption patterns enables the modeling of gender-linkages. Thus, the study shows, for example, to which extent women benefit from women's or men's work. While men's roles are strong regarding highly acknowledged paid work, the provision of private non-market services heavily relies on women's work. To balance the distribution of work, the study finally introduces the concept of a 'Desired World, ' which accounts for a desired reduction of paid working time and foresees a higher recognition of unpaid work. Thus, women's role with regard to paid work and men's participation in the field of unpaid work can be strengthened

Gender and Power in the Pacific

Women's Strategies in a World of Change

Author: Katarina Ferro,Margit Wolfsberger

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825867102

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

View: 9059

Women from the Pacific Islands are often perceived by Europeans as passive beauties dancing the hula with a flower in their hair, as docile companions of European or local men or as naive personalities surrounded by an endangered environment. But far from that male Western reception of women's status, which can be found in documentaries, motion pictures as well as travel and adventure literature, women are active and resolute agents who self-confidently shape their societies through their courageous and determined acting in public as well as in their communities. The current volume of Novara - Contributions to Research on the Pacific wants to deliver insights into the lives of women from the Pacific Islands and shows how they deal with shifting gender relations in changing societies. Traditions and adjustment processes to changing living conditions of women and men in Papua New Guinea, Palau and New Zealand present fascinating research fields, which open up the view to new living models apart from Western gender concepts.

Gender and Power in Britain 1640-1990

Author: Susan Kingsley Kent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134755120

Category: History

Page: 384

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Gender and Power in Britain is an original and exciting history of Britain from the early modern period to the present focusing on the interaction of gender and power in political, social, cultural and economic life. Using a chronological framework, the book examines: * the roles, responsibilities and identities of men and women * how power relationships were established within various gender systems * how women and men reacted to the institutions, laws, customs, beliefs and practices that constituted their various worlds * class, racial and ethnic considerations * the role of empire in the development of British institutions and identities * the civil war * twentieth century suffrage * the world wars * industrialisation * Victorian morality.

Virtual Gender

Technology, Consumption and Identity Matters

Author: Alison Adam,Eileen Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134570058

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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As yet there has been relatively little published on women's activities in relation to new digital technologies. Virtual Gender brings together theoretical perspectives from feminist theory, the sociology of technology and gender studies with well designed empirical studies to throw new light on the impact of ICTs on contemporary social life. A line-up of authors from around the world looks at the gender and technology issues related to leisure, pleasure and consumption, identity and self. Their research is set against a backcloth of renewed interest in citizenship and ethics and how these concepts are recreated in an on-line situation, particularly in local settings. With chapters on subjects ranging from gender-switching on-line, computer games, and cyberstalking to the use of the domestic telephone, this stimulating collection challenges the stereotype of woman as a passive victim of technology. It offers new ways of looking at the many dimensions in which ICTs can be said to be gendered and will be a rich resource for students and teachers in this expanding field of study.

Consumption, Health, Gender, and Poverty

Author: Anne Case,Angus Deaton

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Consumption (Economics)

Page: N.A

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Standard methods of measuring poverty assume that an individual is poor if he or she lives in a family whose income or consumption lies below an appropriate poverty line. Such methods provide only limited insight into male and female poverty separately. Nevertheless, there are reasons why household resources are linked to the gender composition of the household: women's earnings are often lower than men's; families in some countries control their fertility through differential stopping rules; and women live longer than men. It is also possible to link family expenditure patterns to the gender composition of the household, something Case and Deaton illustrate using data from India and South Africa. Such a procedure provides useful information on who gets what, but cannot tell us how total resources are allocated between males and females. More can be gleaned from data on consumption by individual household members, and for many goods, collecting such information is good survey practice in any case. Even so, it will be some time before such information can be used routinely to produce estimates of poverty by gender. A more promising approach is likely to come within a broader definition of poverty that includes health (and possibly education) as well as income. The authors discuss recent work on collecting self-reported measures of nonfatal health and argue that such measures are already useful for assessing the relative health status of males and females. The evidence is consistent with non-elderly women generally having poorer health than non-elderly men. The authors emphasize the importance of simultaneously measuring poverty in multiple dimensions. The different components of well-being are correlated, and it is misleading to look at any one in isolation from the others. This paper--a product of Gender and Development, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network--is part of a larger effort in the network to understand the gender dimension and public policy.

Measured Excess

Status, Gender, and Consumer Nationalism in South Korea

Author: Laura C. Nelson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231529139

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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-- Elise Mellinger, University of Hawaii--Manoa, Korean Studies

Austerity in Britain

Rationing, Controls, and Consumption, 1939-1955

Author: Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191542245

Category: History

Page: 300

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Austerity in Britain is the first book to explore the entire episode of rationing, austerity, and fair shares from 1939 until 1955. These policies were central to the British war effort and to post-war reconstruction. The book analyses the connections between government policy, consumption, gender, and party politics during and after the Second World War. The economic background to austerity, the policy's administration, and changes in consumption standards are examined. Rationing resulted in at times extensive black markets and popular attitudes to the policy ranged from wartime acquiescence to post-war discontent. Austerity in Britain qualifies the myth of common sacrifice on the home front and highlights the limitations of the fair-shares policy which failed to achieve genuine equality between classes or between men and women. The continuation of rationing and austerity policies after 1945 was central to party politics. Disaffection, particularly among women, undermined Labour's popularity while the Conservatives' critique of austerity was instrumental to the party's victories at the general elections of 1951 and 1955.

His and Hers

Gender, Consumption, and Technology

Author: Roger Horowitz

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813918020

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The essays in this collection explore the history of consumption by synthesizing discrete historical literatures on consumer culture, gender and the history of technology. The authors emphasize the agency of particular groups, including consumers, workers, manufacturers, and "mediators".

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

Author: Frank Trentmann

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191624357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

View: 8444

The term 'consumption' covers the desire for goods and services, their acquisition, use, and disposal. The study of consumption has grown enormously in recent years, and it has been the subject of major historiographical debates: did the eighteenth century bring a consumer revolution? Was there a great divergence between East and West? Did the twentieth century see the triumph of global consumerism? Questions of consumption have become defining topics in all branches of history, from gender and labour history to political history and cultural studies. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation, taking the reader from the ancient period to the twenty-first century. It includes chapters on Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America, brings together new perspectives, highlights cutting-edge areas of research, and offers a guide through the main historiographical developments. Contributions from leading historians examine the spaces of consumption, consumer politics, luxury and waste, nationalism and empire, the body, well-being, youth cultures, and fashion. The Handbook also showcases the different ways in which recent historians have approached the subject, from cultural and economic history to political history and technology studies, including areas where multidisciplinary approaches have been especially fruitful.

A History of American Consumption

Threads of Meaning, Gender, and Resistance

Author: Terrence H. Witkowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131738542X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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The United States has been near the forefront of global consumption trends since the 1700s, and for the past century and more, Americans have been the world’s foremost consuming people. Informed and inspired by the literature from consumer culture theory, as well as drawing from numerous studies in social and cultural history, A History of American Consumption tells the story of the American consumer experience from the colonial era to the present, in three cultural threads. These threads recount the assignment of meaning to possessions and consumption, the gendered ideology and allocation of consumption roles, and resistance through anti-consumption thought and action. Brief but scholarly, this book provides a thought provoking, introduction to the topic of American consumption history informed by research in consumer culture theory. By examining and explaining the core phenomenon of product consumption and its meaning in the changing lives of Americans over time, it provides a valuable contribution to the literature on the subjects of consumption and its causes and consequences. Readable and insightful, it will be of interest to scholars and advanced students in consumer behaviour, advertising, and marketing and business history.

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