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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415055314
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/21/1998
  • Pages: 352
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
Pt. I The eighteenth century, c. 1700-90 11
2 Women, household and farm 13
3 Making, selling, serving 37
4 Location, skill and status 70
Pt. II The nineteenth century, c. 1790-1880 85
5 Domesticity, the invention of housework, and domestic service 87
6 Rural women - farmhouse and agriculture 112
7 Industry, commerce and public service 133
8 Continuity and change: gender, skill and status 162
Pt. III The twentieth century, c. 1880-1980 179
9 Home and work 181
10 Continuities in country and town 207
11 New work: white blouses in the tertiary sector 233
12 Conclusion: gender, skill and status 261
Notes 271
Bibliography 294
Index 326
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