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Tax, Social Policy and Gender

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ISBN: 9781760461478 Year: Pages: 384 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics --- Gender Studies --- Social Sciences
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Gender inequality is profoundly unjust and in clear contradiction to the philosophy of the ‘fair go’. In spite of some action by recent governments, Australia has fallen behind in policy and outcomes, even as the G20 group of nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the International Monetary Fund are paying renewed attention to gender inequality. Tax, Social Policy and Gender presents new research on entrenched gender inequality in a comparative framework of human rights and fiscal sustainability. Ground-breaking empirical studies examine unequal returns to education for women and men, decision-making about child care by fathers and mothers, the history and gendered effects of the income tax and family payments, and women in the top 1 per cent. Contributors demonstrate how Australia’s tax, social security, child care, parental leave, education, work and retirement income policies intersect to compound gender inequality. Tax, Social Policy and Gender calls for a rethinking of equality and efficiency in tax and social policy and provides new policy solutions. It offers a pathway to achieve gender mainstreaming for women’s economic security and the wellbeing of all Australians.

Tracing the Heroic Through Gender

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Book Series: Helden - Heroisierungen - Heroismen ISBN: 9783956504037 Year: Volume: 8 DOI: https://doi.org/10.5771/9783956504037 Language: en
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Subject: Sociology
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In nearly all societies and epochs, the heroic is gendered on many levels. However, social and cultural production of the heroic cannot be understood solely through the lens of masculinity, nor does it make sense to regard women or femininity merely as exceptions. Rather, it is important to take the relational character seriously. This volume is the first attempt to employ gender as an analytical category for heroism research. Using diverse approaches from the humanities, gender serves as a tracer of the heroic and as an instrument for examining its historical contexts, its medial and performative manifestations, as well as its temporal cycles and transformations. With the help of the gender category and its attributes, the heroic is reevaluated.

Gender, Work and Migration

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Book Series: Studies in Migration and Diaspora ISBN: 9781315225210 Year: Pages: 206 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
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While the feminisation of transnational migrant labour is now a firmly ingrained feature of the contemporary global economy, the specific experiences and understandings of labour in a range of gendered sectors of global and regional labour markets still require comparative and ethnographic attention. This book adopts a particular focus on migrants employed in sectors of the economy that are typically regarded as marginal or precarious – domestic work and care work in private homes and institutional settings, cleaning work in hospitals, call centre labour, informal trade – with the goal of understanding the aspirations and mobilities of migrants and their families across generations in relation to questions of gender and labour. Bringing together rich, fieldwork-based case studies on the experiences of migrants from the Philippines, Bolivia, Ecuador, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Mauritius, Brazil and India, among others, who live and work in countries within Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America, Gender, Work and Migration goes beyond a unique focus on migration to explore the implications of gendered labour patterns for migrants’ empowerment and experiences of social mobility and immobility, their transnational involvement, and wider familial and social relationships.&#xD;&#xD;

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gender --- work --- migration

Focality and Extension in Kinship

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ISBN: 9781760461812 Year: Pages: 428 DOI: 10.22459/FEK.04.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Gender Studies
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When we think of kinship, we usually think of ties between people based upon blood or marriage. But we also have other ways—nowadays called ‘performative’—of establishing kinship, or hinting at kinship: many Christians have, in addition to parents, godparents; members of a trade union may refer to each other as ‘brother’ or ‘sister’. Similar performative ties are even more common among the so-called ‘tribal’ peoples that anthropologists have studied and, especially in recent years, they have received considerable attention from scholars in this field. However, these scholars tend to argue that performative kinship in the Tribal World is semantically on a par with kinship established through procreation and marriage. Harold Scheffler, long-time Professor of Anthropology at Yale University, has argued, by contrast, that procreative ties are everywhere semantically central, i.e. focal, that they provide bases from which other kinship ties are extended. Most of the essays in this volume illustrate the validity of Scheffler’s position, though two contest it, and one exemplifies the soundness of a similarly universalistic stance in gender behaviour. This book will be of interest to everyone concerned with current controversy in kinship and gender studies, as well as those who would know what anthropologists have to say about human nature.

Equality Governance via Policy Analysis?

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837643763 9783839443767 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/9783839443767 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103669
Subject: Gender Studies
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Gender impact assessment has been both celebrated as a beacon of hope for the cause of gender equality and criticised as being ineffectual. More than 20 years of gender mainstreaming have demonstrated that equality governance with and through impact assessment is an intersectional and still evolving process. Arn T. Sauer's study examines the instruments of gendered policy analysis and the conditions under which they are being used by the Canadian federal government and the European Commission. Interviews with experts from public administration and instrument designers as well as document analyses reveal benefits and challenges and show that the success of equality governance depends upon whether knowledge about gendered policy and appropriate administrative practices are embedded, embodied and entrenched in public administration.

Forging the Ideal Educated Girl

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Book Series: Islamic Humanities ISBN: 9780520970533 9780520298408 9780520970533 Year: Pages: 218 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.52 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Anthropology --- Sociology --- Gender Studies
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In Forging the Ideal Educated Girl, Shenila Khoja-Moolji traces the figure of the ‘educated girl’ to examine the evolving politics of educational reform and development campaigns in colonial India and Pakistan. She challenges the prevailing common sense associated with calls for women’s and girls’ education and argues that such advocacy is not simply about access to education but, more crucially, concerned with producing ideal Muslim woman-/girl-subjects with specific relationships to the patriarchal family, paid work, Islam, and the nation-state. Thus, discourses on girls’/women’s education are sites for the construction of not only gender but also class relations, religion, and the nation.&#xD;

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gender --- Pakistan --- girls education --- Muslim --- Islam

Prospettive di parità nella formazione e nel mercato del lavoro

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Book Series: Temi dello sviluppo locale - Open Access ISBN: 9788891773548 Year: Language: Italian
Publisher: FrancoAngeli
Subject: Sociology
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This volume aims to provide an overview of equal opportunities, particularly in the areas of higher and university education and the labor market. It is composed of different contributions and the result of an interdisciplinary reflection gained during the drafting of the Gender Report of the "Gabriele d’Annunzio" University (Chieti-Pescara, Italy). The text is proposed as a useful tool for training in this sector and as a sociological reflection on culture and the processes of construction of gender stereotypes.&#xD;

Doing Space while Doing Gender

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Book Series: Dynamiken von Raum und Geslecht ISBN: 9783839435366 9783837635362 Year: Pages: 324 DOI: 10.14361/9783839435366 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Gender Studies
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This volume, which can also be used as a manual due to the linking of its contents, shows how dynamics of space and gender also affect contemporary political issues.&#xD;

Writing the Body in Motion: A Critical Anthology on Canadian Sport Literature

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ISBN: 9781771992282 9781771992299 9781771992305 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771992282.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Sport literature is never just about sport. The genre’s potential to explore the human condition, including aspects of violence, gender, and the body, has sparked the interest of writers, readers, and scholars. Over the last decade, a proliferation of sport literature courses across the continent is evidence of the sophisticated and evolving body of work developing in this area. Writing the Body in Motion offers introductory essays on the most commonly taught Canadian sport literature texts. The contributions sketch the state of current scholarship, highlight recurring themes and patterns, and offer close readings of key works. Organized chronologically by source text, ranging from Shoeless Joe (1982) to Indian Horse (2012), the essays offer a variety of ways to read, consider, teach, and write about sport literature.

Transkulturelle Erkundungen

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ISBN: 9783205232704 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103649
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Dieses Werk präsentiert interdisziplinäre und internationale Zugänge zur Transkulturalität aus Philosophie, Politikwissenschaft, Ethnomusikologie, Popularmusikforschung, Gender und Queer-Studies, Musikwissenschaft, Musikpädagogik, Postcolonial Studies, Migrationsforschung und Minderheitenforschung. Es sind die nachhaltigen Ergebnisse einer Ringvorlesung an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien-mdw aus den Jahren 2014-2018, bei der Wissenschaft und Kunst in einen fruchtbaren Dialog traten.

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