Migrant Women's Voices: Talking About Life and Work in the UK Since 1945

Migrant Women's Voices: Talking About Life and Work in the UK Since 1945

by Linda McDowell


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Between 1945 and the new century millions of women, including mothers and migrants, joined the labour force. These changes are brought to life through the stories of migrant women, working in factories and hospitals, banks, care homes, shops and universities over a period of 60 years.

Migrant Women's Voices is an autobiography of the post-war period as Britain became a multi-cultural society and waged work the norm for most women. McDowell illustrates the shift in migration patterns as post-imperial migrants to the UK replaced the immediate post-war pattern of migrants from war-torn Europe and who were then themselves joined by migrants from an increasingly diverse range of countries as the 20th century drew to a close.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474224482
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/25/2016
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Linda McDowell is Professor of Human Geography and Professorial Fellow of St John's College, University of Oxford, UK, and Honorary Fellow of the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics, UK. She is the author of Working Bodies: Interactive Service Employment and Workplace Identities (2009) and Working Lives: Gender, Migration and Employment in Britain, 1945-2007 (2013). She is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Working Lives
1. Post-war Dislocation
2. Coming Home?
3. Post-independence Exile
4. Short Term Careerism and Temporary Migration
5. A Colder World?
Doing Qualitative Research

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