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Adapting to Capitalism - Working Women in the English Economy, 1700-1850

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Informationen zum Autor Pamela Sharpe Klappentext This book considers patterns of women's employment in the period 1700-1850. Focusing on the county of Essex! material on the worsted industry! agriculture! fashion trades! service! prostitution! and marriage and family life will shed light on contemporary debates in history such as the sexual division of labour! controversy over continuity or change in women's employment! the importance of ideas of 'separate spheres' and 'domestic ideology'! and the overall effects of capitalism on women's employment. Zusammenfassung Considering patterns of women's employment from 1700 to 1850! this text focuses on Essex to examine contemporary debates such as the sexual division of labour! continuity or change in women's employment! "separate spheres"! "domestic ideology"! and the effects of capitalism on women's employment. Inhaltsverzeichnis Acknowledgements Map of Essex Prologue: Making Shift Introduction: Women Adapting to Capitalism De-industrialization and the Staple: the Worsted Industry Re-industrialization and the Fashion Trades Agriculture: the Sexual Division of Labour Shifts of Housewifery: Service as a Female Migration Experience The Economics of Body and Soul Epilogue: Continuity and Change in Women's Employment Bibliography Index

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Authors Pamela Sharpe
Publisher Palgrave UK
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 19.02.1996
EAN 9780333919019
ISBN 978-0-333-91901-9
No. of pages 226
Series Studies in Gender History
Studies in Gender and History
Subjects Humanities, art, music > History > Regional and national histories
Social sciences, law, business > Business > General, dictionaries

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