Relations of Gender and Class Outside the Workshops
The growth of industry in Santiago has affected the local economy and society in many ways. The implications can be explored in a number of dimensions. Of primary interest in this chapter is an exploration of the way in which workshop-based industry has interacted with gender and class relations. During the last twenty-five years, not only have the workshops drawn upon and reconstituted prevailing social relations, but processes of workshop differentiation and proletarianisation have played a part in altering gender and class relations in the local society. Though one can point to the importance of industrialisation in changing local society it is not easy at this level of analysis to specify precise mechanisms and relationships. There are two fundamental problems preventing one from drawing clear-cut conclusions about the wider effects of the industrial development.
KeywordsYoung Woman Married Woman Unmarried Woman Domestic Industry Wage Work
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