Home-based work and informal sector in the period of globalisation an analysis through capitalism and patriachy the case of Turkey

Atasü Topçuoğlu, Reyhan
This study aims to formulate an understanding of the structuring of informal home-based work at the plane of interrelations between capitalism and patriarchy. It examines informal home-based work with an understanding based on two foci, which are market relations and traditional gender roles. It develops its own suggestions of conceptualisations, namely deliberate concealment and devalorisation by obscuring, building up these concepts abstractly in the theoretical sections and concretely the analyses.


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Citation Formats
R. Atasü Topçuoğlu, “Home-based work and informal sector in the period of globalisation an analysis through capitalism and patriachy the case of Turkey,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.