Political philosophy and feminist theory have rarely examined in detail how capitalism affects the lives of women. Ann Cudd and Nancy Holmstrom take up opposing sides of the issue, debating whether capitalism is valuable as an ideal and whether, as an actually existing economic system, it is good for women. In a discussion covering a broad range of social and economic issues, including unequal pay, industrial reforms, and sweatshops, they examine how these and other issues relate to women and how to analyze effectively what constitutes "capitalism" and "women's interests." Each author also responds to the opposing arguments, providing a thorough debate of the topics covered. The resulting volume will interest a wide range of readers in philosophy, political theory, women's studies and global affairs.
Examines resistance within Mexican labour unions during a period of sustained crisis and the regional and national level, as well as the level of world order. Gender, having played a central role in the construction of relatively stable historical structures in Mexico, continued to shape the struggles of radical labour movements throughout a period of deepening crisis. Â· Contends that globalisation is not just about the activities of multinational corporations Â· Uses gender as a central concept in analysing Mexico's experience with globalisation Â· Highlights the diversity and rich political history of social movements in Mexico Â· Links regional and national level analysis to world order Studies the contradictory ways in which globalisation is experienced by workers on a local level and how struggles are linked to the ongoing internationalisation of the workplace. Changing material conditions, institutions and ideological forces have been profoundly gendered throughout twentieth century Mexico. Rather than concentrating exclusively on the role of transnational capital and state in advancing globalisation, Healy uncovers the limits and possibilities of working class men and women in transforming the conditions of crisis in which they live.
UPDATED TO AUGUST 2016 This book is exactly what it says it is; a really basic introduction to UK capital gains tax. No previous knowledge of the tax system is needed as the book explains all terms in full and does not try to impress with complex terminology. This book will give you a good understanding of capital gains tax and how it works with the assistance of practical examples. It will help you understand your own personal tax affairs. It will also help you if you are undertaking any course of study where knowledge of capital gains tax is required, such as law, accounting, business, management or finance. The narrative is clear, concise and accessible, and can be read from start to finish in several sittings to give a good, basic appreciation of the subject. The book includes an explanation of what is meant by "capital" in this context, and looks at how to calculate the tax, sales of part of an asset, chattels, shares, common tax reliefs, losses and, briefly, the position of companies. The "Really Basic Introductions" series includes the following titles: - A Really Basic Introduction to Value Added Tax - A Really Basic Introduction to English Law and the English Legal System - A Really Basic Introduction to English Contract Law - A Really Basic Introduction to Company Law - A Really Basic Introduction to Income Tax - A Really Basic Introduction to Capital Gains Tax The above titles are all available in Kindle format.
Rooted in extensive archival research and personal interviews, A Queer Capital is the first history of LGBT life in the nation's capital. Revealing a vibrant past that dates back more than 125 years, the book explores how lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals established spaces of their own before and after World War II, survived some of the harshest anti-gay campaigns in the U.S., and organized to demand equal treatment. Telling the stories of black and white gay communities and individuals, Genny Beemyn shows how race, gender, and class shaped the construction of gay social worlds in a racially segregated city.
From the turn of the twentieth century through the 1980s, Beemyn explores the experiences of gay people in Washington, showing how they created their own communities, fought for their rights, and, in the process, helped to change the country. Combining rich personal stories with keen historical analysis, A Queer Capital provides insights into LGBT life, the history of Washington, D.C., and African American life and culture in the twentieth century.
This bookÂ argues that critics of consequentialism have not been able to make a successful and comprehensive caseÂ against all versions of consequentialism because they have been using the wrong methodology. This methodology relies on the crucial assumption that consequentialist theories share aÂ defining characteristic. This text interprets consequentialism, instead, as a family resemblance term. On that basis, it argues quite an ambitions claim, viz. that all versions of consequentialism should beÂ rejected, including those that have been created in response to conventional criticisms. The book covers a number of classic themes in normative ethics, metaethics and, particularly, ethicalÂ methodology and also touches upon certain aspects of experimental moral philosophy. It is written in clear language and is analytic in its argumentative style. As such, the book should appeal to students, graduate students as well as professional academics with anÂ interest in analytic moral philosophy.