The social impacts of changes in the spatial and technical division of labour

Huws, Ursula (2008) The social impacts of changes in the spatial and technical division of labour. Doctoral thesis, London Metropolitan University.

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As many analysts have observed (perhaps most notably Durkheim, 1893), its division of labour is perhaps the most fundamental distinguishing feature of any society. The division of labour defines the roles played by men and by women, determines patterns of authority and deference, structures hierarchies, and assigns people to groups, creating patterns of inclusion and exclusion, solidarity and competition, and shaping their inter-relationships.
Changes in the division of labour thus have profound social impacts. This thesis brings together a body of work which aims to develop a conceptual framework for understanding and modelling the underlying dynamics of change in the division of labour in order to shed light on these social impacts.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information:
Uncontrolled Keywords: division of labour; dynamics of change; social impact; gender studies
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Department: School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
Depositing User: Chiara Repetto
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2023 16:40
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2023 16:40


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