chapter  9
10 Pages

A Single or Segregated Market? Gendered and Racialized Divisions

WithAnnie Phizacklea

Originally theories of occupational segregation were developed to explain why both women and black people generally were crowded into certain sectors of the labour market and not others. Not surprisingly these blanket theories were not very satisfactory because the processes of gendering and racialization may have similar outcomes but they have their own histories and their own dynamics. So the debates diverged leaving the question of black and ethnic minority women outside the theoretical boundaries.