Men's Work, Women's Work
21%
off

Men's Work, Women's Work : History of the Sex-typing of Jobs in Britain

5 (1 rating by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Expected delivery to the United States by Christmas Expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas

Description

This study provides a survey and critique of the research material concerned with the sexual division of labour. The result is an account of how women's lives have changed over the last 250 years. Harriet Bradley draws on her own research, and addresses issues of gender, work and inequality. Her "case studies" are taken from a variety of occupations from agriculture to nursing, from shopwork to hosiery production. She constructs a systematic account of the development of gender-based job segregation in Britain from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. Comparative material is used throughout the book, and the author compares her cases studies with similar examples from the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and the USSR.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 161 x 229 x 14mm | 384g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 tables, bibliography, index
  • 0745601626
  • 9780745601625
  • 2,166,306

Table of contents

Part 1 The sociological and historical context: gender segregation and the sex-typing of jobs; the historical debates; the sociological debates. Part 2 Case studies: A - primary production - food and raw materials, agriculture, fishing, mining; B - the secondary sector - manufacturing and factories, pottery, hosiery, shoemaking, the new industries; C - the tertiary sector - professions and services industries, shopwork, medicine, teaching. Part 3 Conclusion: gendered jobs and social inequality.show more

Rating details

1 ratings
5 out of 5 stars
5 100% (1)
4 0% (0)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X