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The Resource The gender of breadwinners : women, men, and change in two industrial towns, 1880-1950, Joy Parr

The gender of breadwinners : women, men, and change in two industrial towns, 1880-1950, Joy Parr

Label
The gender of breadwinners : women, men, and change in two industrial towns, 1880-1950
Title
The gender of breadwinners
Title remainder
women, men, and change in two industrial towns, 1880-1950
Statement of responsibility
Joy Parr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a story of two Ontario towns, Hanover and Paris, that grew in many parallel ways. They were about the same size, and both were primarily one-industry towns. But Hanover was a furniture-manufacturing centre; most of its workers were men, drawn from a community of ethnic German artisans and agriculturalists. In Paris the biggest employer was the textile industry; most of its wage earners were women, assisted in emigration from England by their Canadian employer.Joy Parr considers the impacy of these fundamental differences from a feminist perspective in her study of the towns' industrial, domestic, and community life. She combines interviews of women and men of the towns with analyses of a wide range of documents: records of the firms from which their families worked, newspapers, tax records, paintings, photographs, and government documents.Two surprising and contrasting narratives emerge. The effects of gender identities upon both women's and men's workplace experience and of economic roles upon familial relationships are starkly apparent.Extending through seventy crucial years, these closely textured case studies challenge conventional views about the distinctiveness of gender and class roles. They reconfigure the social and economic change accompanying the rise of industry. They insistently transcend the reflexive dichtomies drawn between womena dn men, public and privae, wage and non-wage work. They investigate industrial structure, technological change, domesticity, militance, and perceptions of personal power and worth, simultaneously as products of gender and class identities, recast through community sensibilities
Cataloging source
CaOTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parr, Joy
Dewey number
306.3/615/09713
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6060.65.C32
LC item number
P258 1990eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knechtel (Firm)
  • Penmans (Firm)
  • Sexual division of labor
  • Sexual division of labor
  • Work and family
  • Work and family
  • Paris (Ont.)
  • Hanover (Ont.)
  • Penmans (Firme)
  • Knechtel (Firme)
  • Knechtel (Firm)
  • Penmans (Firm)
  • Division sexuelle du travail
  • Division sexuelle du travail
  • Travail et famille
  • Travail et famille
  • Paris (Ont.)
  • Hanover (Ont.)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Employees
  • Sexual division of labor
  • Social conditions
  • Work and family
  • Ontario
  • Ontario
  • Geschlechtliche Arbeitsteilung
  • Arbeiders
  • Kostwinners
  • Rollen (sociale wetenschappen)
  • Paris (Ont.)
  • Hanover (Ont.)
Label
The gender of breadwinners : women, men, and change in two industrial towns, 1880-1950, Joy Parr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-308)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""CONTENTS""; ""ILLUSTRATIONS""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""Introduction""; ""PART ONE""; ""1 Gender, culture, and labour recruitment""; ""2 The politics of protection""; ""3 When is knitting women's work?""; ""4 Domesticity and mill families""; ""5 Womanly militance, neighbourly wrath""; ""PART TWO""; ""6 As Christ the carpenter""; ""7 Manliness, craftsmanship, and scientific management""; ""8 For men and girls: the politics and experience of gendered wage work""; ""9 Single fellows and family men""; ""10 Union men""; ""Conclusion""; ""NOTE ON METHOD""; ""NOTES""; ""PICTURE CREDITS""
  • ""Select bibliography""""index""; ""a""; ""b""; ""c""; ""d""; ""e""; ""f""; ""g""; ""h""; ""i""; ""j""; ""k""; ""l""; ""m""; ""n""; ""p""; ""q""; ""r""; ""s""; ""t""; ""u""; ""w""; ""y""
Control code
244766576
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612056307
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt59q7w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244766576
Label
The gender of breadwinners : women, men, and change in two industrial towns, 1880-1950, Joy Parr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-308)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""CONTENTS""; ""ILLUSTRATIONS""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""Introduction""; ""PART ONE""; ""1 Gender, culture, and labour recruitment""; ""2 The politics of protection""; ""3 When is knitting women's work?""; ""4 Domesticity and mill families""; ""5 Womanly militance, neighbourly wrath""; ""PART TWO""; ""6 As Christ the carpenter""; ""7 Manliness, craftsmanship, and scientific management""; ""8 For men and girls: the politics and experience of gendered wage work""; ""9 Single fellows and family men""; ""10 Union men""; ""Conclusion""; ""NOTE ON METHOD""; ""NOTES""; ""PICTURE CREDITS""
  • ""Select bibliography""""index""; ""a""; ""b""; ""c""; ""d""; ""e""; ""f""; ""g""; ""h""; ""i""; ""j""; ""k""; ""l""; ""m""; ""n""; ""p""; ""q""; ""r""; ""s""; ""t""; ""u""; ""w""; ""y""
Control code
244766576
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612056307
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt59q7w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244766576

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