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Not Only the 'Dangerous Trades': Women's Work & Health in Britain, 1880-1914

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Using original research and focusing on occupational ill-health in relation to women workers, this book presents a perspective for the analysis of both gender and work and work and ill-health. The author gives a critique of traditional theoretical accounts of gender relations, state intervention and industrial ill-health. The chapters examine the extent to which feminist activists got involved in debates about health and industrial work, and show how activists went beyond the concerns of suffrage.; The book presents a historical period which was marked by a change in the role of the state with respect to intervention in industrial conditions, and analyses the coincidence of this with three other significant developments: the growth of expertise in industrial disease; the employment of women in the factory to take on responsibilities in relation to other women; and changes in the direction of feminist activism. In light of this analysis, the author suggests that some theoretical approaches to both gender relations and health and safety requirements require modification.

Synopsis:

Focusing on occupational ill-health in relation to women, this book examines the relationships between gender, work and illness from 1880 to 1914. It looks at the part played by feminist activists in debates about health and industrial work and shows how they went beyond the concerns of suffrage.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-271) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780748401451
Author:
Harrison, Barbara
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group
Author:
Harrison, B.
Author:
Barbara Harrison, Harrison
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Industrial hygiene
Subject:
Women -- Employment -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women -- Employment -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Series:
Feminist perspectives on the past and present
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
6.14x9.21x.62 in. .93 lbs.

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