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  1. The rise and fall of labor has been ever so changing over the last century and through reflexivity of work as well as gender standards it has changed. The whole idea of the great transformation mentioned in the Bauman reading discusses the separation of laborers from the sources of their livelihood, this now meant that conditions were now made for labor, and in turn was considered to be more of a commodity and were treated as such, so there were no rules or specific regulations before and now they have changed that and made the ideals of labor to be seen like more of a raw material or to be seen as resources that can be used. (Baumen 2000)

    As gender roles are changing so has the workforce in turn changed and through these changes better work for women has occurred to some degree, however there is still some sense of work being gendered. As mentioned in the lecture, women’s movement into the workforce was inevitable and through this movement gender gaps had been almost in a way re-created. Women had more part time work then men, this continues shadow known as the the gender wage gap had still not been diminished and gender roles that influenced society all played a part in being negative for women in the workforce.(Cootz 2000)

    Bauman, Zygmunt 2000 ‘Work’ in Bauman, Zygmunt, Luquid Modernity, Policy Press, Cambridge, England, pp. 130-167.

    Cootz, S (2000) ‘Historical Perspectives on Family Studies’, Journal of Marriage and Family 62: pp. 283-297.

  2. The rise and fall of labor has been ever so changing over the last century and through reflexivity of work as well as gender standards it has changed. The whole idea of the great transformation mentioned in the Bauman reading discusses the separation of laborers from the sources of their livelihood, this now meant that conditions were now made for labor, and in turn was considered to be more of a commodity and were treated as such, so there were no rules or specific regulations before and now they have changed that and made the ideals of labor to be seen like more of a raw material or to be seen as resources that can be used. (Baumen 2000)

    As gender roles are changing so has the workforce in turn changed and through these changes better work for women has occurred to some degree, however there is still some sense of work being gendered. As mentioned in the lecture, women’s movement into the workforce was inevitable and through this movement gender gaps had been almost in a way re-created. Women had more part time work then men, this continues shadow known as the the gender wage gap had still not been diminished and gender roles that influenced society all played a part in being negative for women in the workforce.(Cootz 2000)

    Bauman, Zygmunt 2000 ‘Work’ in Bauman, Zygmunt, Luquid Modernity, Policy Press, Cambridge, England, pp. 130-167.

    Cootz, S (2000) ‘Historical Perspectives on Family Studies’, Journal of Marriage and Family 62: pp. 283-297.

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