The Politics of Work: Gender and Labour in Victoria, 1880-1939

The Politics of Work: Gender and Labour in Victoria, 1880-1939

by Raelene Frances
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521401992

ISBN-13: 9780521401999

Pub. Date: 11/23/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Politics of Work is concerned with the complex relationship between economic and technological change, the nature of sexual division in the workforce, and the role of union, employer and state activists. It carefully traces the impact of all of these factors on wage levels for men and women. The treatment of these themes touches on wide historical issues, as we…  See more details below

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The Politics of Work is concerned with the complex relationship between economic and technological change, the nature of sexual division in the workforce, and the role of union, employer and state activists. It carefully traces the impact of all of these factors on wage levels for men and women. The treatment of these themes touches on wide historical issues, as we follow the fortunes of Victorian manufacturing and consider the political strategies of the trade unions of the time and the state's response to them. The study is also an important piece of social history, evoking the nature of work for many Australians of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521401999
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/23/1993
Series:
Studies in Australian History Series
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Before the Wages Boards: Introduction; 1. 'The advent of machines and women': the clothing industries 1880–1896; 2. 'An age of grim adversity': the boot industry 1880–1896; 3. Drawing the line: the printing industries 1880–1900; Part II. The Wages Board Era: Introduction; 4. 'No more Amazons': the clothing industries, 1897–1919; 5. The workers baffled: the boot industry, 1897–1910; 6. Educating the girls: the printing industries, 1901–1925; Part III. The Era of Federal Wage Fixing: Introduction; 7. Diplomacy and guerilla warfare: the clothing industries, 1919–1939; 8. The Cinderella of the skilled trades: the boot industry, 1911–1939; 9. Marginal matters: the printing industry, 1925–1937; Conclusion; Bibliography.

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