Essay on Women’s Contemporary Work

Write an essay 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. 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. 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? 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? 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?