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Women's Work, Men's Property

Women's Work, Men's Property
The Origins of Gender and Class

by Stephanie Coontz,Peta Henderson

  • Publisher : London : Verso
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essays discuss the origins of the sexual division of labor, the role of women in ancient societies, and the nature of slavery

A History of European Women's Work

A History of European Women's Work
1700 to the Present

by Deborah Simonton

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2002-09-11
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 113493677X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The work patterns of European women from 1700 onwards fluctuate in relation to ideological, demographic, economic and familial changes. In A History of European Women's Work, Deborah Simonton draws together recent research and methodological developments to take an overview of trends in women's work across Europe from the so-called pre-industrial period to the present. Taking the role of gender and class in defining women's labour as a central theme, Deborah Simonton compares and contrasts the pace of change between European countries, distinguishing between Europe-wide issues and local developments.

Women's Work, 1840-1940

Women's Work, 1840-1940
A Book

by Elizabeth Roberts

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1995-09-28
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN : 9780521552653
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A unique overview of the issues surrounding women's work from 1840-1940.

Women's Work

Women's Work
Stories from Pioneering Women Shaping Our Workforce

by Chris Crisman

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1982110406
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A beautiful book that provides genuine encouragement and inspiration. Vivid portrait photography and accompanying essays declare that all work is women's work.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) In this stunning collection, award-winning photographer Chris Crisman documents the women who pioneered work in fields that have long been considered the provinces of men—with accompanying interviews on how these inspiring women have always paved their own ways. Today, young girls are told they can do—and be—anything they want when they grow up. Yet the unique challenges that women face in the workplace, whether in the boardroom or the barnyard, have never been more publicly discussed and scrutinized. With Women’s Work, Crisman pairs his award-winning, striking portrait photography of women on the job with poignant, powerful interviews of his subjects: women who have carved out unique places for themselves in a workforce often dominated by men, and often dominated by men who have told them no. Through their stories, we see not only the ins and outs of their daily work, but the emotional and physical labors of the jobs they love. Women’s Work is a necessary snapshot of how far we’ve come and where we’re heading next—their stories are an inspiration as well as a call to action for future generations of women at work. Women’s Work features more than sixty beautiful photographs, including Alison Goldblum, contractor; Anna Valer Clark, ranch owner; Ayah Bdeir, CEO of littleBits; Beth Beverly, taxidermist; Carla Hall, blacksmith; Cherise Van Hooser, funeral director; Jordan Ainsworth, gold miner; Magen Lowe, correctional officer; Mindy Gabriel, firefighter; Nancy Poli, pig farmer; Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, Founders of Georgetown Cupcake; Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential biographer; Sophi Davis, cowgirl; Abingdon Welch, pilot; Christy Wilhelmi, beekeeper; Connie Chang, chemical engineer; Danielle Perez, comedienne; Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo; Lisa Calvo, oyster farmer; Mia Anstine, outdoor guide; Meejin Yoon, architect; Yoky Matsuoka, a tech VP at Google; and many more.

Transforming Women's Work

Transforming Women's Work
New England Lives in the Industrial Revolution

by Thomas Dublin

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2018-07-05
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1501723820
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I am not living upon my friends or doing housework for my board but am a factory girl," asserted Anna Mason in the early 1850s. Although many young women who worked in the textile mills found that the industrial revolution brought greater independence to their lives, most working women in nineteenth-century New England did not, according to Thomas Dublin. Sketching engaging portraits of women's experience in cottage industries, factories, domestic service, and village schools, Dublin demonstrates that the autonomy of working women actually diminished as growing numbers lived with their families and contributed their earnings to the household. From diaries, letters, account books, and censuses, Dublin reconstructs employment patterns across the century as he shows how wage work increasingly came to serve the needs of families, rather than of individual women. He first examines the case of rural women engaged in the cottage industries of weaving and palm-leaf hatmaking between 1820 and 1850. Next, he compares the employment experiences of women in the textile mills of Lowell and the shoe factories of Lynn. Following a discussion of Boston working women in the middle decades of the century-particularly domestic servants and garment workers-Dublin turns his attention to the lives of women teachers in three New Hampshire towns.

Key Issues in Women's Work: Female Heterogeneity and the Polarisation of Women's Employment

Key Issues in Women's Work: Female Heterogeneity and the Polarisation of Women's Employment
A Book

by Catherine Hakim

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 1996-01-01
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780485801095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dr Hakim tests the power of patriarchy theory against economic and psychophysiology theories. Sex discrimination, part-time work, flexible hours, homeworking, marriage and career patterns, labour mobility, labour turnover and the impact of the European Union are all considered. Analysis of the grand sweep of history over the last century, based on large national surveys, is complemented by case studies of people working in occupations undergoing change and their resistance to it. Throughout the book comparisons are drawn between Britain, the USA, and other European countries and also China, Japan and other Far Eastern societies. The analysis draws on sociology, economics, psychology, labour law, history and anthropology to conclude that female heterogeneity is increasing, explaining the growing polarisation of women's employment and many contradictory research results

Women's Work

Women's Work
Modern Women Poets Writing in English

by Eva Salzman,Amy Wack

  • Publisher : Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 9781854114310
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An inclusive selection of women’s poetry in English that features writers from 1900 through the present, this collection reflects aspects of women’s lives, such as work, childhood, God, and lust. Classic poems from Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop, and Sylvia Plath complement those from recent prize-winners Alice Oswald, Deryn Rees-Jones, and Carol Ann Duffy. Showcasing the range, craft, intelligence, and skill of women’s poetry, this compilation contains authors from Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Women's Work and Identity in Eighteenth-century Brittany

Women's Work and Identity in Eighteenth-century Brittany
A Book

by Nancy Locklin

  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9780754658191
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on a solid foundation of archival research that ranges from tax rolls to notarial records, this study adds an important chapter to our understanding of women in pre-industrial Europe. Through a rigorous examination of primary documents peculiar to eighteenth-century Brittany, the author demonstrates the difficulties engendered in broad generalities about European women, and makes a strong case for the necessity for historians to account for regional differences in women's experiences.

Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times

Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times
A Book

by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 1995-09-17
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0393285588
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A fascinating history of…[a craft] that preceded and made possible civilization itself." —New York Times Book Review New discoveries about the textile arts reveal women's unexpectedly influential role in ancient societies. Twenty thousand years ago, women were making and wearing the first clothing created from spun fibers. In fact, right up to the Industrial Revolution the fiber arts were an enormous economic force, belonging primarily to women. Despite the great toil required in making cloth and clothing, most books on ancient history and economics have no information on them. Much of this gap results from the extreme perishability of what women produced, but it seems clear that until now descriptions of prehistoric and early historic cultures have omitted virtually half the picture. Elizabeth Wayland Barber has drawn from data gathered by the most sophisticated new archaeological methods—methods she herself helped to fashion. In a "brilliantly original book" (Katha Pollitt, Washington Post Book World), she argues that women were a powerful economic force in the ancient world, with their own industry: fabric.

Women's Work

Women's Work
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women's Work

Women's Work
Nationalism and Contemporary African American Women's Novels

by Courtney Thorsson

  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 2013-06-17
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0813934494
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Women’s Work, Courtney Thorsson reconsiders the gender, genre, and geography of African American nationalism as she explores the aesthetic history of African American writing by women. Building on and departing from the Black Arts Movement, the literary fiction of such writers as Toni Cade Bambara, Paule Marshall, Gloria Naylor, Ntozake Shange, and Toni Morrison employs a cultural nationalism—practiced by their characters as "women's work"—that defines a distinct contemporary literary movement, demanding attention to the continued relevance of nation in post–Black Arts writing. Identifying five forms of women's work as organizing, dancing, mapping, cooking, and inscribing, Thorsson shows how these writers reclaimed and revised cultural nationalism to hail African America.

Shaping Women's Work

Shaping Women's Work
Gender, Employment and Information Technology

by Juliet Webster

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-06-03
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1317893484
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new book offering a broad overview of the debates about technologies and gender relations at work in a range of occupational areas. Innovative in its approach it deals with gender relations in terms of the ways in which they influence the design and development of technologies, and how gender relations are themselves shaped by technologies. The book will draw heavily on the theoretical perspective looking at the ways in which sexual divisions of labour and gender relations in the workplace profoundly affect the direction and pace of technological change, and tracks the development of certain technologies showing how, through their evolution, they embody these social relations.

Embodying Women'S Work

Embodying Women'S Work
A Book

by Gatrell, Caroline

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release : 2008-09-01
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : 033521990X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Caroline Gatrell argues that a woman's employment is inextricably linked to her gender and that expectations regarding family practices and women's labour have a strong and often negative impact on women's career progress.

Women's Work

Women's Work
Stories from Pioneering Women Shaping Our Workforce

by Chris Crisman

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1982110376
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A beautiful book that provides genuine encouragement and inspiration. Vivid portrait photography and accompanying essays declare that all work is women's work.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) In this stunning collection, award-winning photographer Chris Crisman documents the women who pioneered work in fields that have long been considered the provinces of men—with accompanying interviews on how these inspiring women have always paved their own ways. Today, young girls are told they can do—and be—anything they want when they grow up. Yet the unique challenges that women face in the workplace, whether in the boardroom or the barnyard, have never been more publicly discussed and scrutinized. With Women’s Work, Crisman pairs his award-winning, striking portrait photography of women on the job with poignant, powerful interviews of his subjects: women who have carved out unique places for themselves in a workforce often dominated by men, and often dominated by men who have told them no. Through their stories, we see not only the ins and outs of their daily work, but the emotional and physical labors of the jobs they love. Women’s Work is a necessary snapshot of how far we’ve come and where we’re heading next—their stories are an inspiration as well as a call to action for future generations of women at work. Women’s Work features more than sixty beautiful photographs, including Alison Goldblum, contractor; Anna Valer Clark, ranch owner; Ayah Bdeir, CEO of littleBits; Beth Beverly, taxidermist; Carla Hall, blacksmith; Cherise Van Hooser, funeral director; Jordan Ainsworth, gold miner; Magen Lowe, correctional officer; Mindy Gabriel, firefighter; Nancy Poli, pig farmer; Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, Founders of Georgetown Cupcake; Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential biographer; Sophi Davis, cowgirl; Abingdon Welch, pilot; Christy Wilhelmi, beekeeper; Connie Chang, chemical engineer; Danielle Perez, comedienne; Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo; Lisa Calvo, oyster farmer; Mia Anstine, outdoor guide; Meejin Yoon, architect; Yoky Matsuoka, a tech VP at Google; and many more.

Women's Work?

Women's Work?
American Schoolteachers, 1650-1920

by Joel Perlmann,Robert A. Margo

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2001-04-18
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0226660419
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American schoolteaching is one of few occupations to have undergone a thorough gender shift yet previous explanations have neglected a key feature of the transition: its regional character. By the early 1800s, far higher proportions of women were teaching in the Northeast than in the South, and this regional difference was reproduced as settlers moved West before the Civil War. What explains the creation of these divergent regional arrangements in the East, their recreation in the West, and their eventual disappearance by the next century? In Women's Work the authors blend newly available quantitative evidence with historical narrative to show that distinctive regional school structures and related cultural patterns account for the initial regional difference, while a growing recognition that women could handle the work after they temporarily replaced men during the Civil War helps explain this widespread shift to female teachers later in the century. Yet despite this shift, a significant gender gap in pay and positions remained. This book offers an original and thought-provoking account of a remarkable historical transition.

Women's Work

Women's Work
An Anthology of African-American Women's Historical Writings from Antebellum America to the Harlem Renaissance

by Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp,Kathryn Lofton

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2010-12-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0199779716
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether in schoolrooms or kitchens, state houses or church pulpits, women have always been historians. Although few participated in the academic study of history until the mid-twentieth century, women labored as teachers of history and historical interpreters. Within African-American communities, women began to write histories in the years after the American Revolution. Distributed through churches, seminaries, public schools, and auxiliary societies, their stories of the past translated ancient Africa, religion, slavery, and ongoing American social reform as historical subjects to popular audiences North and South. This book surveys the creative ways in which African-American women harnessed the power of print to share their historical revisions with a broader public. Their speeches, textbooks, poems, and polemics did more than just recount the past. They also protested their present status in the United States through their reclamation of that past. Bringing together work by more familiar writers in black America-such as Maria Stewart, Francis E. W. Harper, and Anna Julia Cooper-as well as lesser-known mothers and teachers who educated their families and their communities, this documentary collection gathers a variety of primary texts from the antebellum era to the Harlem Renaissance, some of which have never been anthologized. Together with a substantial introduction to black women's historical writings, this volume presents a unique perspective on the past and imagined future of the race in the United States.

Doing "Women's Work"

Doing 'Women's Work'
A Book

by Christine L. Williams

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 1993-08-19
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 0803953054
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book summarizes the state of our knowledge on the effects of men in women's professions - effects on the men, on their views of masculinity, on the occupations and on the women they work with. Do men get preferential treatment in these positions? Do they receive higher salaries? Or are they treated the same as their women colleagues? Through a series of statistical and demographic analyses, as well as case studies of men in professions such as teaching, secretarial work, care-giving and stripping, the contributors give a glimpse of the role of these men in bolstering or undermining the gendered assumptions of occupational sex segregation in the workplace.

Global Women's Work

Global Women's Work
Perspectives on Gender and Work in the Global Economy

by Beth English,Mary E. Frederickson,Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-12-07
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 1351713477
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume considers how women are shaping the global economic landscape through their labor, activism, and multiple discourses about work. Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of international scholars, the book offers a gendered examination of work in the global economy and analyses the effects of the 2008 downturn on women’s labor force participation and workplace activism. The book addresses three key themes: exploitation versus opportunity; women’s agency within the context of changing economic options; and women’s negotiations and renegotiations of unpaid social reproductive labor. This uniquely interdisciplinary and comparative analysis will be crucial reading for anyone with an interest in gender and the post-crisis world.

Household Child Care Choices and Women's Work Behavior in Russia

Household Child Care Choices and Women's Work Behavior in Russia
A Book

by Michael Lokshin

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Replacing family allowances with childcare subsidies in Russia might have a strong positive effect on women's participation in the labor force and thus could be effective in reducing poverty.

Women's Work and Chicano Families

Women's Work and Chicano Families
Cannery Workers of the Santa Clara Valley

by Patricia Zavella

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2018-03-15
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1501720058
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At the time Women’s Work and Chicano Families: Cannery Workers of the Santa Clara Valley was published, little research had been done on the relationship between the wage labor and household labor of Mexican American women. Drawing on revisionist social theories relating to Chicano family structure as well as on feminist theory, Patricia Zavella paints a compelling picture of the Chicano women who worked in northern California’s fruit and vegetable canneries. Her book combines social history, shop floor ethnography, and in-depth interviews to explore the links between Chicano family life and gender inequality in the labor market.