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Threads of Solidarity : Women in South African Industry, 1900-1980 - Iris Berger

Threads of Solidarity

Women in South African Industry, 1900-1980

Paperback Published: 22nd April 1992
ISBN: 9780253207005
Number Of Pages: 384

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..". enables us to deepen our understanding of the organization of working women."A -- International Journal of African Historical Studies

..". an impressive piece of scholarship." -- American Journal of Sociology

Virtually ignored by labor historians are the black and white women in South African industries. Drawing on comparative labor history and feminist theory, this important study traces the history of women as industrial workers and trade unionists in South Africa during most of the twentieth century.

Preface
Abbreviations
Gender and Industrialization
Gender, Community, and Working-Class Historyp. 3
Dependency and Domesticity: Women's Wage Labor, 1900-1925p. 16
Women in the New Industrial Unions
Patterns of Women's Labor, 1925-1940p. 47
Daughters of the Depressionp. 70
Commandos of Working Womenp. 90
A Lengthening Threadp. 105
A New Working Class and the Challenge of Diversity
Nimble Fingers and Keen Eyesight: Women in Wartime Productionp. 131
A New Working Class, 1940-1960p. 153
Solidarity Fragmented: Garment Workers in the Transvaalp. 170
Food and Canning Workers at the Cape: The Structure of Gender and Racep. 190
Standing Unitedp. 204
Never Far from Home: Family, Community, and Working Womenp. 222
Decentralization and the Rise of Independent Unions
City and Periphery, 1960-1980p. 249
Repression and Resistancep. 264
Epilogue: Common Threads, Past and Presentp. 291
Notesp. 301
Documentary Sources and Interviewsp. 356
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9780253207005
ISBN-10: 0253207002
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 22nd April 1992
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.62  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.6

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