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Women, Work, and Place

Kobayashi, Audrey

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ISBN 10: 077351242X / ISBN 13: 9780773512429
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press, Canada, 1994
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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077351242X 212 pages. "These essays emphasize the social, cultural, economic, historical, and geographical contexts in which women work, and the effect of specific conditions on women's experineces." - from back cover. Soiling to top edge. Few markings to contents. Light wear. Sound working copy. Bookseller Inventory # 866A8072

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Title: Women, Work, and Place

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press, Canada

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Topics include the transformation of the work force in nineteenth-century Montreal (Bettina Bradbury), feminization of skill in the British garment industry (Allison Kaye), the relationship between work and family for Japanese immigrant women in Canada (Audrey Kobayashi), experiences of women during a labour dispute in Ontario (Joy Parr), contemporary restructuring of the labour force in the United States (Susan Christopherson) and in an urban context in Montreal (Damaris Rose and Paul Villeneuve), the effect of gentrification on women's work roles (Liz Bondi), inequality in the work force (Sylvia Gold), and theoretical issues involved in understanding women in the contemporary city (Linda Peake). An introductory essay provides a review of current issues. Feminists and women's studies specialists and activists as well as geographers, historians, sociologists, and policy planners will find this book of great interest.

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"A first-rate collection which explores major themes in contemporary feminist analysis. I found it fascinating ... one of the best edited volumes I have seen." Gerda Wekerle, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.

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