Isabelle Berrebi-Hoffmann, Olivier Giraud, Léa Renard, and Theresa Wobbe

Categories in Context. Gender and Work in France and Germany, 1900–Present

1 octobre 2019

Despite the wealth of empirical research currently available on the interrelationships of gender and labor, we still know comparatively little about the forms of classification and categorization that have helped shape these social phenomena over time. Categories in Context seeks to enrich our understanding of how cognitive categories such as status, law, and rights have been produced, comprehended, appropriated, and eventually transformed by relevant actors. By focusing on specific developments in France and Germany through a transnational lens, this volume produces insights that can be applied to a wide variety of political, social, and historical contexts.

Isabelle Berrebi-Hoffmann is a sociologist and a member of the research faculty at the French National Center for Scientific Research.

Olivier Giraud is a political scientist and research director at the French National Center for Scientific Research.

Léa Renard is a doctoral researcher in sociology and political scientist at the University of Potsdam and at the Université Grenoble Alpes, PACTE.

Theresa Wobbe is a Professor Emerita of Sociology of Gender at the University of Potsdam.