Women and Work in Britain Since 1840

Women and Work in Britain Since 1840

by Gerry Holloway
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041525910X

ISBN-13: 9780415259101

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The first book of its kind to study this period, Gerry Holloway's essential student resource works chronologically from the early 1840s to the end of the twentieth century and examines over 150 years of women’s employment history.

With suggestions for research topics, an annotated bibliography to aid further research, and a chronology of important events

Overview

The first book of its kind to study this period, Gerry Holloway's essential student resource works chronologically from the early 1840s to the end of the twentieth century and examines over 150 years of women’s employment history.

With suggestions for research topics, an annotated bibliography to aid further research, and a chronology of important events which places the subject in a broader historical context, Gerry Holloway considers how factors such as class, age, marital status, race and locality, along with wider economic and political issues, have affected women’s job opportunities and status.

Key themes and issues that run through the book include:

  • continuity and change
  • the sexual division of labour
  • women as a cheap labour force
  • women’s perceived primary role of motherhood
  • women and trade unions
  • equality and difference
  • education and training.

Students of women’s studies, gender studies and history will find this a fascinating and invaluable addition to their reading material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415259101
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Women's and Gender History Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. ‘Fit Work for Women’ Working Class Women and Paid Work in the Mid Nineteenth Century 3. The Problem of the ‘Superfluous Women’ 4. Women Organizing: Trade Unions and Other Industrial Organizations 5. Equal or Different? Divisive Issues in the Industrial Women’s Movement 6. Women’s Work Before the First World War 7. Out of the Cage? Women’s Experience of Work During the First World War 8. Women’s Work in the Interwar Period 9. Women’s Employment in World War Two: Continuity or Change? 10. Back to Home and Duty again? 11. Women’s Employment in the 1950s and 1960s 12. Women’s Work in the Age of Equal Opportunities: 1969 to the End of the Century 13. Women’s Work since the 1840s. Appendix 1: Chronology of Important Dates. Appendix 2: Brief Biographies of Some Key Women

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