Preparing to Understand Feminism in the Twenty-First Century: Global Social Change, Women's Work, and Women's Movements

  • Torry Dickinson Kansas State University

Abstract

The history of women's non-wage work, women's wage labor, and contemporary women's movements can be understood with greater clarity if studies of "globalization", feminism, and the capitalist world-economy are examined in relationship to each other. Today many women's movements clearly reflect, respond to, and attempt to shape changes in wage (employer-organized) and non-wage (labor-organized) work relations. This paper is a conceptual, theoretical and historical exploration of how scholars, who study inter-related global areas, can prepare to do research on women's work and women's movements that will contribute to the development of "globalization", feminist, and world-economy scholarship.
Published
1998-08-26
How to Cite
Dickinson, T. (1998). Preparing to Understand Feminism in the Twenty-First Century: Global Social Change, Women’s Work, and Women’s Movements. Journal of World-Systems Research, 4(2), 96-111. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.1998.155
Section
General Section