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The Resource Unpicking gender : the social construction of gender in the Lancashire cotton weaving industry, 1880-1914, Jutta Schwarzkopf

Unpicking gender : the social construction of gender in the Lancashire cotton weaving industry, 1880-1914, Jutta Schwarzkopf

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Unpicking gender : the social construction of gender in the Lancashire cotton weaving industry, 1880-1914
Title
Unpicking gender
Title remainder
the social construction of gender in the Lancashire cotton weaving industry, 1880-1914
Statement of responsibility
Jutta Schwarzkopf
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Lancashire cotton industry doubtless counts among the most thoroughly researched industries in Britain. Cotton processing has attracted attention both as the pioneer of industrialization and the harbinger of industrial decline, in many ways typifying the development of the British economy from unchallenged global leader to the demise of large sectors of its manufacturing industry. Yet among the spate of book and articles published about the industry, there is a conspicuous lacuna. Gender, though rarely addressed specifically, permeates the industry's historiography nonetheless. This study tackles head-on the notion of gender within the cotton industry during the period 1880-1914, not so much to trace its effects on the industry itself, but instead concentrating on the ways gender radicalized particularly the female workers in the Lancashire mills. In so doing, it promotes the view that it was women weavers' experience of the way in which gender inequality in the labour process clashed with varying degrees of inequality in the other spheres of their lives that caused many of them to organize for the franchise. Their experience of equality in the labour process both sensitized them to inequality elsewhere and empowered them to fight against it by showing it to be a product of society rather than nature. 'Drawing on the examples provided by disenfranchized working-class men and middle-class women alike, they accounted for inequality in terms of their exclusion from the polity. In the process of holding their own against male co-workers, supervisory staff, employers, labour activists, politicians, and even many middle-class women, they evolved their own version of working-class femininity, which differed in important ways from the female domesticity that had a vibrant existence in labour rhetoric, but rarely beyond
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Schwarzkopf, Jutta
Dewey number
331.4/877/00942609034
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HD6073.T42
LC item number
G697 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in labour history
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  • Women textile workers
  • Sexual division of labor
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Women
  • Cotton weaving
  • Industrial relations
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Cotton weaving
  • Industrial relations
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Sexual division of labor
  • Women
  • Women textile workers
  • England
  • Sociale geschiedenis
  • Textielindustrie
Label
Unpicking gender : the social construction of gender in the Lancashire cotton weaving industry, 1880-1914, Jutta Schwarzkopf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Cover; Contents; General Editor's Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; 1 Unpicking Gender: Introduction; 2 Setting the Scene: the Indian Summer of the Cotton Industry; 3 The Trouble with Weaving: Deriving Satisfaction from Work; 4 The Weaver's Rest: the Ultimate Escape from Weaving; 5 Making a Bid for a Family Wage: the Struggle around the Automatic Loom; 6 Weaving Fair and Weaving Free: England's Web of Destiny -- Interweaving Shopfloor, Home and Street; 7 Gender Unpicked: Conclusion; Glossary of Technical Terms; Bibliography; Index
Control code
236346629
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 228 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281098429
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)236346629
Label
Unpicking gender : the social construction of gender in the Lancashire cotton weaving industry, 1880-1914, Jutta Schwarzkopf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Cover; Contents; General Editor's Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; 1 Unpicking Gender: Introduction; 2 Setting the Scene: the Indian Summer of the Cotton Industry; 3 The Trouble with Weaving: Deriving Satisfaction from Work; 4 The Weaver's Rest: the Ultimate Escape from Weaving; 5 Making a Bid for a Family Wage: the Struggle around the Automatic Loom; 6 Weaving Fair and Weaving Free: England's Web of Destiny -- Interweaving Shopfloor, Home and Street; 7 Gender Unpicked: Conclusion; Glossary of Technical Terms; Bibliography; Index
Control code
236346629
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 228 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281098429
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)236346629

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