Examining the ?making" of women within working class as workers, trade unionists, and political activists, this discussion features contributions from leading and up-and-coming women labor historians. Without presenting a chronological survey, this study revisits the terrain vacated by standard labor history and weaves together an intricate relationship between class and gender, particularly within the process of industrialization. Suitable both for the specialist and the generalist, this reference also provides a thematic text linking the separate parts into a coherent whole.
Glossary. Section 1, Introduction and theoretical framework: Mary Davis, Introduction; Mary Davis, The Making of the English Working Class re- visited: Labour History and Marxist Theory. Section 2, Women & Work: Sian Moore, Gender & Class Consciousness in Industrialisation- the Bradford Woollen Industry; Katrina Honeyman, Sweat and sweating- Women Workers and Trade Unions in the Leeds Clothing Trade 1880-1980; Sheila Blackburn, 'The Inspector Can Check a Workroom is Insanitary by Means of His Own Eyes and Nose'- Re-Thinking the Sweatshop in Victorian and Edwardian Britain; Linda Clarke & Christine Wall, Skilled versus Qualified Labour; Skilled Versus Qualified Labour- the Exclusion of Women from the Construction Industry; Caroline Bressey, Black women and Work in England 1880 - 1920; Louise Raw, Striking a Light- Bryant & May Revisited; Catherine Hunt, The Fragility of the Union- the work of the National Federation of Women Workers in the Regions of Britain 1906-1914; Section 3, Women and Politics: Sheila Rowbotham, Alice Wheeldon Revisited; Annemarie Hughes, Socialist Women in the Inter-War Years.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 16th March 2011
Publisher: The Merlin Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.34