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Weight: 30% of your final grade Length: essay OR interview and report (each 1500–2000 words; 6 to 8 pages) Note: If you chose to do the oral history interview for Assignment 1, then you must write an essay for Assignment 2. If you choose to write the essay for Assignment 1, then you must do the interview and report for Assignment 2. Due: Upon completion of Unit 2 Hint: Think about this assignment before you begin working through Unit 2. 2A. Essay on Women’s Contemporary Work Write an essay of approximately 1500–2000 words that covers a topic of importance to women’s work in the contemporary context. For example, you may want to examine the impact of economic restructuring, women’s experiences in nontraditional occupations, or the efforts women have made to have child care and domestic work recognized and valued. Give some thought to your topic selection. Try to choose an issue that you are interested in or an issue that you would like to explore in greater depth. You will need to do additional reading for this assignment, so be sure to obtain library materials in advance, either from a library in your vicinity or from the Athabasca University Library. You may also wish to consult with your tutor on which materials to use to complete this assignment. Use the following questions as guidelines for preparing your essay. 1) What general issue or question are you addressing, and why is it important? Within this general issue or question, what specific questions do you wish to answer? Write down all the questions you have and use them to guide your reading and research. 2) From the assigned readings for Unit 2, what major insights emerge in relation to the specific questions you have? Do the readings confirm or challenge your initial ideas? If so, in what ways? 3) From your additional reading for this assignment, what are the most important findings with respect to the specific questions you have? Can you identify any major themes and findings? Do all authors agree on the issues you are addressing? If not, what might explain these differing viewpoints? What types of evidence do different authors offer in support of their views? 4) Reflecting on your reading and on your own experience and ideas, what have you learned about the questions you started with? What, if any, new questions have emerged? 5) What are the implications of your findings for understanding women’s work more generally? Do they support any of the specific theories or ideas about women’s work discussed in Unit 2? Be sure to consult other sections of the Course Information for help and more information on writing essays. Acknowledge all sources through proper referencing techniques (i.e., use an appropriate citation style, such as the one used in this course), and include a reference list or bibliography. Be sure to contact your tutor if you have any difficulty with this assignment. See and for writing assistance and resources. Note that the word limit for this essay is a guideline only. Stay as close as possible to the suggested length, but do use as many (or as few) words as you need to fully address your topic. When you have completed your essay, ensure that you make or keep a copy for your records. Upload your assignment and submit it to your tutor for marking (see top, right-hand corner of this page). If, for some reason, you are unable to do this, contact your tutor about using regular post. Additional Resources You are encouraged to read further in preparing your essay. The following list suggests secondary sources you may wish to consult. You may also wish to consult with a reference librarian at the Athabasca University Library, another university’s library, or your own municipal library. You may also find useful sources, such as oral histories, on the Internet, though you should be careful to assess critically the quality of this work. Baines, Carol, et al., eds. 1999. Women’s Caring: Feminist Perspectives on Social Welfare. 2nd ed. Toronto: Oxford University Press. Benoit, Cecilia M. 2000. Women, Work and Social Rights: Canadian Historical and Comparative Perspective. Scarborough, ON: Prentice Hall Allyn and Bacon Canada. Das Gupta, Tania. 1996. Racism and Paid Work. Toronto: Garamond Press. Duffy, Anne, and Norene Pupo. 1992. Part-Time Paradox: Connecting Gender, Work and Family. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. Duffy, Anne et al. 1997. Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, No Jobs: The Transformation of Work in the 21st Century. Toronto: Harcourt Brace & Company Canada. Dunne, Gill. 1997. Lesbian Lifestyles: Women’s Work and the Politics of Sexuality. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Hochschild, Arlie. 1997. The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work. New York: Metropolitan Books. Hochschild, Arlie. 1990. The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home. New York: Avon Books. Hochschild, Arlie, and Barbara Ehrenreich, eds. 2002. Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy. New York: Metropolitan Books. Kemp, Alice Abel. 1994. Women’s Work: Degraded and Devalued. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Smith, Dayle M. 2000. Women at Work: Leadership for the Next Century. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Statistics Canada. 2006. Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report. 5th ed. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. Available at:
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