Female Labour Power

Female Labour Power

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The cotton industry was the first large-scale factory system to emerge during the industrial revolution, and as such there were no set business practices for employers or employees to follow in the organisation of the shop floor. In this book, Janet Greenlees argues that this situation provided workers in both Britain and the United States with a unique opportunity to influence decisions about work patterns and conditions of labour, and to set the precedent for industries that were to follow. Furthermore, data relating to the mass employment of women in the cotton industries, is used to challenge many of the tacit assumptions of women's passivity as workers that pervade the current literature.... Working Paper, 72/03, http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/economicHistory/pdf/ wp7203.pdf, accessed 5 May 2005; Feldblum, a#39;The Formation of the ... 50 HBS: MD-80 (formerly MAB-1 ), Lawrence Company Papers, Austin to Hall, July 27, 1833.

Title:Female Labour Power
Author:Janet Greenlees
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2007-01-01


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