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Focusing on occupational ill-health in relation to women, this book examines the relationships between gender, work and illness from 1880 to 1914. It looks at the part played by feminist activists in debates about health and industrial work and shows how
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Overview

Focusing on occupational ill-health in relation to women, this book examines the relationships between gender, work and illness from 1880 to 1914. It looks at the part played by feminist activists in debates about health and industrial work and shows how
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  • ISBN-13: 9780203993071
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/20/1996
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures and Appendix
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Setting the Scene 1
Pt. I The Problem 19
Ch. 1 Suffer the Working Day: Women's Work and Endangered Health 21
Ch. 2 The 'Dangerous Trades' 51
Ch. 3 Work, Maternity and Domestic Labours 80
Ch. 4 Out of the Factory: Health and Work in Non-industrial Occupations 106
Pt. II Responses 137
Ch. 5 State Intervention: 'Protective' Legislation and Women's Health 139
Ch. 6 Medical Men and Women's Occupational Ill-health 163
Ch. 7 'Missionaries of the State': Women Factory Inspectors and Women at Work 181
Ch. 8 Women, Feminism and the Politics of 'Protective' Legislation 200
Ch. 9 A Concluding Discussion: Toward a Feminist Analysis of the State, Women's Paid Work and Occupational Ill-health 223
App Chronology of Women's Inspectorate Personnel 1893-1921 248
Bibliography 252
Index 273
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