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The Resource Women at work, 1860-1939 : how different industries shaped women's experiences, Valerie G. Hall, (electronic resource)

Women at work, 1860-1939 : how different industries shaped women's experiences, Valerie G. Hall, (electronic resource)

Label
Women at work, 1860-1939 : how different industries shaped women's experiences
Title
Women at work, 1860-1939
Title remainder
how different industries shaped women's experiences
Statement of responsibility
Valerie G. Hall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines three different groups of women - in coal mining communities, in inshore fishing communities and in agricultural labour. It demonstrates how the work these groups undertook was fundamental in shaping their experiences as women in different ways and shows that women's experiences varied within class as well as between classes. The book illustrates how mining women, despite being restricted to domestic roles, created, through meticulous housekeeping, a power base in their homes and rendered their husbands dependent on them, while a minority took so active a role in politics that they were said to be 'the backbone of the Labour Party'; how fisher women, engaging in a household economy reminiscent of pre-modern times, exercised great influence on financial decision making through their roles in baiting lines and selling fish; and how some single female agricultural labourers exercised considerable autonomy whereas those who were tied in a family economy had little independence. Overall, the book makes a very significant contribution to women's history, to labour history and to economic and social history. "This is a tremendously useful and relevant book for historians of women as well as social and labor historians." - Professor Joan Scott, Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton University. VALERIE HALL is Professor Emerita of History at William Peace University, North Carolina--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Valerie G
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Wives
  • Working class women
  • Sexual division of labor
Label
Women at work, 1860-1939 : how different industries shaped women's experiences, Valerie G. Hall, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782041870/type/BOOK
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women in coal mining communities: 1860-1914: 'Stay at home and look after your husband' -- The inter-way years: the contrasting roles of mining women -- Women in inshore fishing communities: A household economy in the modern era -- The inshore fishing community: 'a race apart'? -- Female agricultural labourers: 'Muscular femininity' -- 'Clever hands' -- household, demographics and autonomy
Control code
CR9781782041870
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781782041870
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097153882
Label
Women at work, 1860-1939 : how different industries shaped women's experiences, Valerie G. Hall, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782041870/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women in coal mining communities: 1860-1914: 'Stay at home and look after your husband' -- The inter-way years: the contrasting roles of mining women -- Women in inshore fishing communities: A household economy in the modern era -- The inshore fishing community: 'a race apart'? -- Female agricultural labourers: 'Muscular femininity' -- 'Clever hands' -- household, demographics and autonomy
Control code
CR9781782041870
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781782041870
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097153882

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