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Forging a Gender Contract in Early National and International Labour Regulation

Leah F. Vosko

in Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This chapter traces the prehistory of the SER at the national and international levels, demonstrating its gendered roots. Building on scholarship in women's history illustrating how early attempts to ... More


Keeping “Idle Youngsters” Out of Trouble: Japan’s 1929 Abolition of Night Work and the Problem of Free Time

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/9780520252967.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the 1929 ban on night work for women and children and the sense of crisis the ban provoked among managers of female labor. The end of night work sparked concerns about the use ... More


Regulated Night

Peter C. Baldwin

in In the Watches of the Night: Life in the Nocturnal City, 1820-1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226036021
eISBN:
9780226036038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036038.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the introduction of reform to protect children from the negative influence of the night life in American cities during the late 1800s and early 1900s. It explains that ... More


Incessance

Peter C. Baldwin

in In the Watches of the Night: Life in the Nocturnal City, 1820-1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226036021
eISBN:
9780226036038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036038.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the incessant or non-stop night work in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the mid- to late-1800s. It explains that the spectacle of late nineteenth-century Pittsburgh was created ... More


A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Nancy Woloch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labor standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the ... More


Being Nowhere in the World: Synchronous Work and Gendered Time

Kiran Mirchandani

in Phone Clones: Authenticity Work in the Transnational Service Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450648
eISBN:
9780801464140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450648.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines how cultural cloning is facilitated through time, with particular emphasis on the ways in which customer service agents are required to occupy the same temporal space as their ... More


Nightmen

Peter C. Baldwin

in In the Watches of the Night: Life in the Nocturnal City, 1820-1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226036021
eISBN:
9780226036038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036038.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the work of night scavengers or “nightmen” in American cities during the 1800s and early 1900s. It highlights the rapid increase in the number of nightmen during the ... More


Night Life in the Electric City

Peter C. Baldwin

in In the Watches of the Night: Life in the Nocturnal City, 1820-1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226036021
eISBN:
9780226036038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036038.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines night life in American cities after the electrification in the 1920s. It explains that after electrification nighttime entertainment was still concentrated in the most ... More


The Timing of Labor Demand

Daniel S. Hamermesh

in Demand for Labor: The Neglected Side of the Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791379
eISBN:
9780191833847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791379.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

We examine the timing of firms’ operations in a formal model of labor demand. Merging a variety of data sets from Portugal from 1995–2004, we describe temporal patterns of firms’ demand for labor and ... More


Piney Lights

Jeremy Zallen

in American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653327
eISBN:
9781469653341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653327.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the urban peripheral spaces of antebellum tenements, domestic workers and outworking seamstresses labored late into the night with cheap, explosive turpentine lamps. Using newspaper accounts, ... More


Sidewalks of Struggle

Vincent DiGirolamo

in Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780195320251
eISBN:
9780190933258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320251.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Long at issue, the moral legitimacy of juvenile street trading became a major concern in the Progressive Era. Parents, publishers and reformers asserted their right to define news peddling as a ... More


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