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Gender and the politics of time: Feminist theory and contemporary debates

Valerie Bryson


Women's increased role in the labour market has combined with concerns about the damaging effects of long working hours to push time-related issues up the policy agenda in many Western nations. This book assesses policy alternatives in the light of feminist theory and factual evidence. It introduces mainstream ideas on the nature and political significance of time and re-frames them from a feminist perspective to provide a critical overview of policies in Western welfare states. Themes covered include gender differences in time use and the impact of ‘time poverty’ on women's citizenship; the n ... More

Keywords: labour market, long working hours, time-related issues, policy agenda, Western nations, policies, Western welfare states, gender differences, time use, time poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347503
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347503.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Valerie Bryson, author