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


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521457729
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/23/1993
Series: Studies in Australian History Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.59(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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