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Factory Girls in an Agrarian Setting circa 1910

Jun Sasaki

in The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization: Another Path to Industrialization

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198292746
eISBN:
9780191603891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292740.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter looks into the working conditions in a rural weaving factory during the early 20th century. Based on the attendance books of workers, it is shown that the days and hours actually worked ... More


The Household and the Labour Market

Sara Horrell

in Work and Pay in 20th Century Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199212668
eISBN:
9780191712807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212668.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Changes in household structure, fertility rates, and domestic technology all have consequences for labour market behaviour. This chapter explores these links. It starts by describing household ... More


The Sociology of Housework

Ann Oakley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447346166
eISBN:
9781447349402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346166.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this ground-breaking book, the author undertook one of the first serious sociological studies to examine women's work in the home. She interviewed 40 urban housewives and analysed their ... More


From Marriage to the Market: The Transformation of Women's Lives and Work

Susan Thistle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245907
eISBN:
9780520939196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245907.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

A social transformation of profound proportions has been unfolding over the second half of the twentieth century as women have turned from household work to wages as the key source of their ... More


Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh-Rong Yu

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book provides two kinds of connections and one possible elaboration concerning Chinese families. On the one hand, it explores the connection between the special features of Chinese families and ... More


Extreme Domesticity: A View from the Margins

Susan Fraiman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231166348
eISBN:
9780231543750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166348.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Domesticity gets a bad rap. We associate it with stasis, bourgeois accumulation, banality, and conservative family values. Yet in Extreme Domesticity, Susan Fraiman reminds us that keeping house is ... More


The family challenge

Patrick McGovern, Stephen Hill, Colin Mills, and Michael White

in Market, Class, and Employment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213375
eISBN:
9780191695865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213375.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

An argument is developed through four sections that interlace theory with evidence. Topics discussed include how employees, especially those with marital partners, contest overwork in the views they ... More


Housework and Household Decisions

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh‐Rong Yu

in Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Both sociologists and economists predict that the couple's relative resource holding determines their respective position in the family. This hypothesis is investigated in China and Taiwan from two ... More


Feminist Methods: The Parents’ Support Group

Ellen Seiter

in Television and New Media Audiences

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711421
eISBN:
9780191694905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711421.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explains the reasons behind choosing a parents support group: to provide necessary advice to first-time parents while preventing instances of child abuse as a focus group. Three group ... More


Household Appliances and the Use of Time 1

Avner Offer

in The Challenge of Affluence

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216628
eISBN:
9780191696015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216628.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines household appliances and the use of time. During the post-war years, household appliances were the magic boxes of affluence. Appliances like radio and television, which provided ... More


Husbandry to Housewifery: Women, Economic Change, and Housework in Ireland 1890-1914

Joanna Bourke

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203858
eISBN:
9780191676024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203858.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This book examines the lives of women in Ireland between 1890 and 1914, tracing the shift of their labour out of the fields and into the home. It shows how their position within the employment market ... More


Home Industries

JOANNA BOURKE

in Husbandry to Housewifery: Women, Economic Change, and Housework in Ireland 1890-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203858
eISBN:
9780191676024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203858.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The central elements of this chapter are contained in P. T. McGinley's fairy tale, ‘The Three Sisters’. The story began with Donegal women earning a living through skilled embroidery. One day, a ... More


From the Beginning: Housework

JOANNA BOURKE

in Husbandry to Housewifery: Women, Economic Change, and Housework in Ireland 1890-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203858
eISBN:
9780191676024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203858.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

In rural Ireland between 1890 and 1914, changes in housework raised the economic value of domestic production, resulting in a shift from paid employment and familial farm labour to unwaged domestic ... More


Education for the Home

JOANNA BOURKE

in Husbandry to Housewifery: Women, Economic Change, and Housework in Ireland 1890-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203858
eISBN:
9780191676024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203858.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

In Ireland, housework has always required training. However, in certain periods the training that females received at home came to be deemed inadequate, and organisations arose to supplement it. From ... More


The Invisible Woman: Sexism in Sociology

Ann Oakley

in The Sociology of Housework

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447346166
eISBN:
9781447349402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346166.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This introductory chapter provides an overview of sexism in sociology. In much sociology, women as a social group are invisible or inadequately represented: they take the insubstantial form of ... More


Description of Housework Study

Ann Oakley

in The Sociology of Housework

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447346166
eISBN:
9781447349402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346166.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes the study of housework. The sociological neglect of housework was demonstrated in the last chapter. Because so little material exists, the study presented in this book was ... More


Images of Housework

Ann Oakley

in The Sociology of Housework

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447346166
eISBN:
9781447349402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346166.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses how housewives themselves perceive the housework situation. Two conflicting stereotypes of housework exist in popular thinking today. According to one, the housewife is an ... More


Social Class and Domesticity

Ann Oakley

in The Sociology of Housework

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447346166
eISBN:
9781447349402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346166.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter traces the patterns of domesticity in the present sample of housewives. These findings are tied in with assertions about social class differences in domesticity which abound in much of ... More


Work Conditions

Ann Oakley

in The Sociology of Housework

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447346166
eISBN:
9781447349402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346166.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the role of the structure and content of work in the case of the housewife. Answers given by the forty women in the sample to questions about work tasks suggest that certain ... More


Standards and Routines

Ann Oakley

in The Sociology of Housework

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447346166
eISBN:
9781447349402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346166.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter focuses on two dimensions of the housewife's job definition: standards and routines. In describing her daily life, every woman interviewed outlined the kind of standards she thought it ... More


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