The Gendered Worlds of Latin American Women Workers: From Household and Factory to the Union Hall and Ballot Box

The Gendered Worlds of Latin American Women Workers: From Household and Factory to the Union Hall and Ballot Box

by John D. French
     
 

An examination of the lives of Latin American women who entered factory labor in increasing numbers in the early part of the 20th century.

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Overview

An examination of the lives of Latin American women who entered factory labor in increasing numbers in the early part of the 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822320005
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
12/04/1997
Series:
Comparative and International Working-Class History Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 5.91(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Squaring the Circle: Women's Factory Labor, Gender Ideology, and Necessity1
"Tales Told Out on the Borderlands": Dona Maria's Story, Oral History, and Issues of Gender31
Women Workers in the "Cathedrals of Corned Beef": Structure and Subjectivity in the Argentine Meatpacking Industry53
Unskilled Worker, Skilled Housewife: Constructing the Working-Class Woman in Sao Paulo, Brazil72
"My Duty as a Woman": Gender Ideology, Work, and Working-Class Women's Lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1900-1950100
Talking, Fighting, Flirting: Workers' Sociability in Medellin Textile Mills, 1935-1950147
Women and Working-Class Mobilization in Postwar Sao Paulo, 1945-1948176
The Loneliness of Working-Class Feminism: Women in the "Male World" of Labor Unions, Guatemala City, 1970s208
Morality and Good Habits: The Construction of Gender and Class in the Chilean Copper Mines, 1904-1951232
Household Patrones: Wife-Beating and Sexual Control in Rural Chile, 1964-1988264
Oral History, Identity Formation, and Working-Class Mobilization297
Contributors315
Index317

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