A History of European Women's Work: 1700 to the Present

A History of European Women's Work: 1700 to the Present

by Deborah Simonton
     
 

The work patterns of European women from 1700 onwards fluctuate in relation to ideological, demographic, economic and familial changes. In A History of European Women's Work, Deborah Simonton draws together recent research and methodological developments to take an overview of trends in women's work across Europe from the so-called pre-industrial period to

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The work patterns of European women from 1700 onwards fluctuate in relation to ideological, demographic, economic and familial changes. In A History of European Women's Work, Deborah Simonton draws together recent research and methodological developments to take an overview of trends in women's work across Europe from the so-called pre-industrial period to the present.
Taking the role of gender and class in defining women's labour as a central theme, Deborah Simonton compares and contrasts the pace of change between European countries, distinguishing between Europe-wide issues and local developments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415055314
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/21/1998
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
Pt. IThe eighteenth century, c. 1700-9011
2Women, household and farm13
3Making, selling, serving37
4Location, skill and status70
Pt. IIThe nineteenth century, c. 1790-188085
5Domesticity, the invention of housework, and domestic service87
6Rural women - farmhouse and agriculture112
7Industry, commerce and public service133
8Continuity and change: gender, skill and status162
Pt. IIIThe twentieth century, c. 1880-1980179
9Home and work181
10Continuities in country and town207
11New work: white blouses in the tertiary sector233
12Conclusion: gender, skill and status261
Notes271
Bibliography294
Index326

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