Threads Of Solidarity

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$14.95
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 86%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (22) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $7.50   
  • Used (13) from $1.99   

Overview

"... enables us to deepen our understanding of the organization of working women."—International Journal of African Historical Studies

"... an impressive piece of scholarship." —American Journal of Sociology

Virtually ignored by labor historians are the black and white women in South African industries. Drawing on comparative labor history and feminist theory, this important study traces the history of women as industrial workers and trade unionists in South Africa during most of the twentieth century.

Indiana University Press

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
This study of the long-neglected category of working-class women focuses on the virtually ignored black and white women in South African industries. Drawing on comparative labor history and feminist theory, Berger traces the history of women as industrial workers and trade unionists in South Africa during most of the 20th century. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253207005
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

IRIS BERGER is Associate Professor of History, African Studies, and Women’s Studies and Director of the Institute for Research on Women at the State University of New York at Albany. She is author of the award-winning book Religion and Resistance: East African Kingdoms in the Precolonial Period and co-editor (with Claire Robertson) of Women and Class in Africa.

Indiana University Press

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

PREFACE
ABBREVIATIONS

I. GENDER AND INDUSTRIALIZATION
1. Gender, Community, and Working-Class History
2. Dependency and Domesticity: Women’s Wage Labor, 1900-1925

II. WOMEN IN THE NEW INDUSTRIAL UNIONS
3. Patterns of Women’s Labor, 1925-1940
4. Daughters of the Depression
5. Commandos of Working Women
6. A Lengthening Thread

III. A NEW WORKING CLASS AND THE CHALLENGE OF DEVERSITY
7. Nimble Fingers and Keen Eysight: Women in Wartime Production
8. A New Working Class, 1940-1960
9.Solidarity Fragmented: Garment Workers in the Transvaal
10. Food and Canning Workers at the Cape: The Structure of Gender and Race
11. Standing United
12. Never Far from Home: Family, Community, and Working Women

IV.DECENTRALIZATION AND THE RISE OF INDEPENDENT UNIONS
13. City and Periphery, 1960-1980
14. Repression and Resistance
Epilogue: Common Threads, Past and Present

Notes
Documentary Sources and Interviews
Index
Illustrations precede Chapter 8

Indiana University Press

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)