Working lives : gender, migration and employment in Britain, 1945-2007 / Linda McDowell.
By: McDowell, Linda.Material type: BookSeries: RGS-IBG book series: Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2013Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118349243; 1118349245; 9781118349236; 1118349237; 9781118349250; 1118349253; 9781118349229; 1118349229; 1299559794; 9781299559790.Subject(s): Women foreign workers -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Women immigrants -- Employment -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Women immigrants -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century | Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects -- History -- 20th century | Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 20th century | Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 1945- | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial RelationsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Working lives.DDC classification: 331.4 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Chapter1 leaving home: migration and working lives -- Gendering labour geographies and histories -- The transformation of Britain -- Post-war reconstruction, 1945-1951 -- Coming home: the heart of empire, 1948-1968 -- Years of struggle, 1968-1979 -- Privilege and inequality, 1979-1997 -- Back to the future: diversity and precarious labour, 1997-2007 -- Full circle, 1945-2007.
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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 BritainIncludes compelling case studies that combine historical documentation of social change with fascinating first-hand accounts of women's working lives over decadesIntegrates information gleaned from more than two decades of in-dept.