Working Lives: Gender, Migration and Employment in Britain, 1945-2007 (RGS-IBG Book Series)

Working Lives: Gender, Migration and Employment in Britain, 1945-2007 (RGS-IBG Book Series)

By: Linda McDowell (author)Hardback

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Full of unique and compelling insights into the working lives of migrant women in the UK, this book draws on more than two decades of in-depth research to explore the changing nature of women s employment in post-war Britain. * A first-rate example of theoretically located empirical analysis of labour market change in contemporary Britain * Includes compelling case studies that combine historical documentation of social change with fascinating first-hand accounts of women s working lives over decades * Integrates information gleaned from more than two decades of in-depth research * Revealing comparative analysis of the similarities and differences in the lives of immigrant working women in post-war Britain * Features real-life accounts of women s under-reported experiences of migration

About Author

Linda McDowell is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oxford. She is a Fellow of St John s College, where she is the Director of the Research Centre, and a Fellow of the British Academy. Widely published and well-known as a feminist ethnographer of labour and employment, her books include Capital Culture: Gender at Work in the City (Blackwell, 1997), Gender, Identity and Place (1999), Redundant Masculinities? Employment Change and White Working-Class Youth (Blackwell, 2003), Hard Labour (2005) and Working Bodies: Interactive Service Employment and Workplace Identities (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).


List of Figures and Tables viii Series Editors Preface x Preface: Leaving Home and Looking for Work xi Part One Migration and Mobilities 1 1 Leaving Home: Migration and Working Lives 3 2 Gendering Labour Geographies and Histories 19 3 The Transformation of Britain 51 Part Two Out to Work: Embodied Genealogies 69 4 Post-war Reconstruction, 1945 1951 71 5 Coming Home: The Heart of Empire, 1948 1968 95 6 Years of Struggle, 1968 1979 128 7 Privilege and Inequality, 1979 1997 157 8 Back to the Future: Diversity and Precarious Labour, 1997 2007 184 9 Full Circle, 1945 2007 213 References 232 Appendix: Post-war Legislation 253 Index 263

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781444339192
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 294
  • ID: 9781444339192
  • weight: 520
  • ISBN10: 1444339192

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