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“A Tangled Skein”: Early Factory Women, Self-Reliance, and Self-Sacrifice

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores how two middle-class women writers shaped early and dramatically different versions of the new female factory worker. The chapter juxtaposes Sarah Savage's 1814 novel, The ... More


Protest from the Shop-Floor

Mary McAuley

in Bread and Justice: State and Society in Petrograd 1917-1922

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219828
eISBN:
9780191678387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219828.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at the consequences of the changes that had occurred for working-class protest. Protest was not the only, nor necessarily the most characteristic, response of the factory workers ... More


Young Women and Work

Selina Todd

in Young Women, Work, and Family in England 1918-1950

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282753
eISBN:
9780191712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282753.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the centrality of paid work to young women's lives, and the expansion in their employment opportunities following the First World War, which accelerated further during the 1930s ... More


Women Workers in Industrializing Korea: From the 1960s to the 1980s

Hwasook Nam

in Women in the Sky: Gender and Labor in the Making of Modern Korea

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758263
eISBN:
9781501758287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758263.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines South Korea's developmental era, from the 1960s to the 1980s. It focuses on the effect of the industrial relations system that consolidated during the 1950s and 1960s and, in ... More


Coping with Women Strikers: Nation, Class, and Gender under Colonial Rule

Hwasook Nam

in Women in the Sky: Gender and Labor in the Making of Modern Korea

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758263
eISBN:
9781501758287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758263.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter reviews the ways the nationalist news media talked about yŏgong activists. Knowledge producers and social movement activists of colonial Korea had tried to fix yŏgong identity and ... More


Cultivation Groups and the Japanese Factory: Producing Workers, Gendering Subjects

Elyssa Faison

in Managing Women: Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252967
eISBN:
9780520934184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252967.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the Shuyodan (Cultivation Association), a semi-governmental “cultivation group” that solicited the membership of women factory workers with the encouragement of their ... More


Managing Women: Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan

Elyssa Faison

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252967
eISBN:
9780520934184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252967.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

At the turn of the twentieth century, Japan embarked on a mission to modernize its society and industry. For the first time, young Japanese women were persuaded to leave their families and enter the ... More


Women in the Sky: Gender and Labor in the Making of Modern Korea

Hwasook Nam

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758263
eISBN:
9781501758287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758263.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book examines Korean women factory workers' century-long activism, from the 1920s to the present, with a focus on gender politics both in the labor movement and in the larger society. It ... More


Defining a Role for the Party, 1917–1919

Mary McAuley

in Bread and Justice: State and Society in Petrograd 1917-1922

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219828
eISBN:
9780191678387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219828.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the government structures that emerged during the civil war. Throughout the spring and summer months of 1918 the Petrograd Party, as an institution, was struggling, struggling ... More


Young Women, Work, and Family in England 1918-1950

Selina Todd

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282753
eISBN:
9780191712494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282753.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book gives an account of young women's lives, challenges, and existing assumptions about working class life and womanhood in England between the end of the First World War and the beginning of ... More


The Pacific War and the Life Courses of Working Women

in To Live to Work: Factory Women in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759090
eISBN:
9780804787475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759090.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter investigates the Pacific war and its impact on women workers. It first reviews the operational changes in the procedures of production and labor mobilization during the late 1930s, and ... More


Songs of the Factory: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Marek Korczynski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451546
eISBN:
9780801454813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451546.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book examines the role that popular music plays in workers' culture on the factory floor. It shows how workers make often grueling assembly-line work tolerable by permeating their workday with ... More


Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution

Emma Griffin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300151800
eISBN:
9780300194814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300151800.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This book looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer an intimate firsthand account of how the industrial revolution was experienced by the working class of Britain. ... More


The Diluted Enclave

Johan A. Lindquist

in The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832018
eISBN:
9780824869977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832018.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The opening of Batamindo Industrial Park in 1991 symbolized the emergence of the Growth Triangle. Located on 320 hectares of land, Batamindo houses around one hundred multinational corporations such ... More


Conclusions: The Legacies of Colonial Working Women

in To Live to Work: Factory Women in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759090
eISBN:
9780804787475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759090.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides a conclusion on the legacies of female factory workers in colonial Korea. These factory women dealt practically with the problems posed by capitalist patriarchy. Deconstructing ... More


“Dead, Shriveled Trees”: Factory Girls in Meiji and Taishō Japan

Elisheva A. Perelman

in American Evangelists and Tuberculosis in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9789888528141
eISBN:
9789882204959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528141.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The first chapter addresses the proliferation of tuberculosis in textile factories in Meiji and Taishō era Japan. These factories provided the backbone of the nation’s modernization program, but so ... More


Introductions

M. Laetitia Cairoli

in Girls of the Factory: A Year with the Garment Workers of Morocco

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035611
eISBN:
9780813039206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035611.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The chapter focuses on the settings of the houses and lifestyles of the factory girls. This chapter highlights the life and routine of a factory girl named Nadia. Nadia's story is important because ... More


Settling the Crisis: From Australia to the American South

Zach Sell

in Trouble of the World: Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469661346
eISBN:
9781469660479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661346.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines convergences between Black emancipation in the United States, the colonization of Australia, and crisis in Britain’s textile industry in the mid-nineteenth century. This ... More


The High Road Cometh

Michael G. Hillard

in Shredding Paper: The Rise and Fall of Maine's Mighty Paper Industry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753152
eISBN:
9781501753176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753152.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter mentions Scott Paper's labor relations vice president John Nee, who initiated a new program of labor management cooperation in 1988 called Jointness. It describes Jointness as a ... More


Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South

Patrick Huber

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832257
eISBN:
9781469606217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886786_huber
Subject:
Music, History, American

Contrary to popular belief, the roots of American country music do not lie solely on southern farms or in mountain hollows. Rather, much of this music recorded before World War II emerged from the ... More


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