Gender Relations in Canada : Intersectionality and Beyond

Gender Relations in Canada : Intersectionality and Beyond

Gender Relations in Canada : Intersectionality and Beyond

Gender Relations in Canada : Intersectionality and Beyonds

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Siltanen, Janet et Doucet, Andrea. 2008. Gender Relations in Canada : Intersectionality and Beyond. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«This chapter focuses on issues of paid and unpaid work for women and men during their adult ’productive’ years.» (p. 97)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Données documentaires diverses

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


In this chapter, the authors pursue various objectives such as:
«1. To introduce the changing forms of paid work that contest the simplicity of one single model of paid work (i.e., the standard employment model or the ’male model’ of work) and to look inside and beyond this dominant model of work and how it has hidden inequities based on gender and ethnicity.
2. To explore changing family formations in Canada and ask you to consider what kinds of families Canadian adults will form in the years to come.
3. To unpack the complexity and diversity of unpaid work as a category of work, activity, and identity in Canadian households, highlighting key issues in the study of paid and unpaid work.
4. To explore some of the reasons why ’divisions of labour’ persist in Canadian households - that is, why women and men do different kinds of work - and to reflect on how and why this is changing, urging you to think about what your own households will (or do) look like in regard.
5. To engage you in ’so what’ questions: why is the study of paid and unpaid work in the lives of Canadian men and women important? Does it really matter if there are gender differences in paid and unpaid work? More specifically, what difference does difference make? Which differences turn into disadvantages?» (p. 95)