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Work, Gender and Family in Victorian England : Studies in Gender History - Karl Ittmann

Work, Gender and Family in Victorian England

Studies in Gender History

Hardcover Published: 18th December 1994
ISBN: 9780333604793
Number Of Pages: 341

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`What a pleasure to see this pathbreaking research in print! Karl Ittmann's analysis of Bradford pushes forward our knowledge of the quiet revolution in social habits which took place in the late nineteenth century. In particular, his ability to link the decline of marital fertility with the reorganisation of work and gender roles is exemplary. This book should be of interest to all specialists in Victorian social history.' - David Levine, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto Work, Gender and Family in Victorian England examines the impact of the Industrial Revolution upon the family and questions the extent to which ordinary working men and women shared the 'Victorian values' and prosperity of their middle-class countrymen. The book focuses on the industrial town of Bradford, West Yorkshire, in the second half of the nineteenth century and traces how men and women and their families adapted to the new life brought by the rise of the mill and the city.

Acknowledgements - List of Figures and Tables - Introduction - The Worsted Trade and the Development of Bradford - Work and its Discontents - Politics in Bradford 1850-1900 - High and Low Culture in Victorian Bradford - Gender and Family Life in Mid-Victorian Bradford - From Voluntarism to the Sanitary Gospel: The Family and Social Reform - Family Limitation and Family Economy in Bradford 1851-1881 - Conclusion - Appendix: Collection and Analysis of Data - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333604793
ISBN-10: 0333604792
Series: Studies in Gender History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 341
Published: 18th December 1994
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 3