Women Workers and Gender Identities, 1835-1913: The Cotton and Metal Industries in England

Women Workers and Gender Identities, 1835-1913: The Cotton and Metal Industries in England

by Carol E. Morgan, E. Morgan Carol
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415239303

ISBN-13: 9780415239301

Pub. Date: 10/26/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Women Workers and Gender Identities, 1835 - 1913 examines the experiences of women workers in the cotton and small metals industries and the discourses surrounding their labour. It demonstrates how ideas of womanhood often clashed with the harsh realities of working-class life that forced women into such unfeminine trades as chain-making and brass polishing.

Overview

Women Workers and Gender Identities, 1835 - 1913 examines the experiences of women workers in the cotton and small metals industries and the discourses surrounding their labour. It demonstrates how ideas of womanhood often clashed with the harsh realities of working-class life that forced women into such unfeminine trades as chain-making and brass polishing. Thus discourses constructing women as wives and mothers, or associating women's work with distinctly feminine attributes, were often undercut and subverted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415239301
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/26/2001
Series:
Women's and Gender History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: Introductory Essay-Gender in Labor History
PART I: NEGOTIATING GENDER DIFFERENCES IN THE COTTON DISTRICT
Chapter 2: Cooperation, Conflict, and Community
Chapter 3: Shaping Women's Identities
PART II: FEMALE LABOR AND GENDER DIFFERENCE IN THE SMALL METALS INDUSTRIES
Chapter 4: Gender at Work
Chapter 5: Gender Divisions and Class Relations: The Birmingham Metal Trades
Chapter 6: Gender, Class, and Community in the Black Country
Chapter 7: Negotiating Gender Difference in the Small Metal Industries
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography

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