To support my claim that modes of production alter gender power dynamics to conform to market demands for an efficient division of labor, I first define “modes of production” and discuss its r...
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...ticipation or sudden sectorial shifts necessitated by historical circumstance enforce a revision of gender norms. Empirical data further suggests that gender norms are the product of advances to modes of production that allow economically efficient divisions of labor.
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