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Man Does, Woman is

Anthology of Work and Gender

Edited by Marion Shaw
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Faber & Faber, London, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Jun 1995
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm
ISBN-10: 0571165583
ISBN-13: 9780571165582
Barcode No: 9780571165582
An anthology of writings about the work that men and women do, and their perceptions of the differences in that work - differences of class, status, vocation and, above all, gender. Included are extracts from "Genesis" and the work of Emily Dickinson, Larkin, Voltaire, Alice Walker and Jung Chang.

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Kirkus UK
This is a mixed collection of literary extracts, from the earliest times to the present day, that focus on women and men, work and idleness. By the grouping of people according to their class, race, nation, skills, parentage - and their sex - we see how the idea of work reflects a culture's priorities and beliefs. Looking at the role of work in society, via the writings of about 200 authors throughout the ages, this anthology is divided into sections for easy dipping. This could prove to be the intellectuals' Christmas bestseller, for what could be more stimulating than reading Woolf's early 20th-century feminism alongside Classical male chauvinism, for example? (Kirkus UK)