Space, gender and work: home-based workers in Mexico

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The author examines how the integration of informal production into the homes of low-income families alters established social and spatial patterns. The chapter explores how the spatial juxtaposition of productive and reproductive activities affects the organization of homes and families. The author discusses the gender division of home-based work and the influence of patriarchal gender images and identities, then examines the spatial modifications that occur in homes accomodating economic activities. Finally the relationship between gendered divisions of labor and spatial patterns and the role of space not only in expressing but also in influencing social relations of gender is addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHomeworkers in Global Perspective
Subtitle of host publicationInvisible No More
EditorsEileen Boris, Elisabeth Prugl
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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