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Women and Working-Class Politics, 1900–1914

Eleanor Gordon

in Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201434
eISBN:
9780191674884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter deals with Scottish politics between 1900 and 1914 and its impact on working-class women. The Labour Party was even less successful in Scotland than in other parts of the country. In the ... More


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

Sylvia J Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book explores the mental and literary awakening that many working-class women in the United States experienced when they left home to work in factories early in the 19th century. It examines the ... More


Talk with You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935

Cheryl D. Hicks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834244
eISBN:
9781469603759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882320_hicks
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book brings to light the voices and viewpoints of black working-class women, especially southern migrants, who were the subjects of urban and penal reform in early twentieth-century New York. ... More


The Only One that Would be Interested in Me: Police Brutality, Black Women's Protection, and the New York Race Riot of 1900

Cheryl D. Hicks

in Talk with You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834244
eISBN:
9781469603759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882320_hicks.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how black women's problematic encounters with police officers became the catalyst that inflamed existing tensions between black and white Tenderloin residents. The objective ... More


“We Strike and Win”: Food Factory Workers and Labor Radicalism

Keona K. Ervin

in Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168838
eISBN:
9780813173924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168838.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the Funsten Nut Strike of 1933, nut shellers shut down production to protest poor working conditions and wage cuts. A group of black working-class women positioned themselves at the center of ... More


A Rather Bright and Good-Looking Colored Girl: Black Women's Sexuality, “Harmful Intimacy,” and Attempts to Regulate Desire, I917–I928

Cheryl D. Hicks

in Talk with You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834244
eISBN:
9781469603759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882320_hicks.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the ways in which working-class black women constructed their own narratives and the kinds of details they chose to reveal about their sexual experiences. In ... More


Class Fragmentation: Respectability, Religion and Residence

Annmarie Hughes

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The Scottish labour movement was benevolent in its praise of working-class women when they were successful in electoral campaigns but they were also quick to suggest that women did not vote ... More


Modernity and the European Encounter with Hollywood

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

‘Once every hundred times we see: film. For the rest we see: movies. The herd, the commercial régime, America, kitsch’: so said an Amsterdam critic in 1927. The chapter analyses the arrival of ... More


‘The problem of leisure/what to do for pleasure’: women and leisure time in A City Girl (1887) and In Darkest London (1891)

Eliza Cubitt

in Margaret Harkness: Writing social engagement 1880-1921

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526123503
eISBN:
9781526141972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123503.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter places the leisure pursuits of female characters in Harkness’s fiction in a broader context of gendered cultural anxieties about working-class leisure activities in the late nineteenth ... More


Spark Plugs in Every Neighborhood: Clara Lemlich Shavelson and the Emergence of a Militant Working-Class Housewives’ Movement, 1913–1945

Annelise Orleck

in Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and WoOrleck, Anneliserking-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635910
eISBN:
9781469635934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635910.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the early 20th century through World War II, labor activism and women’s subsistence activism around tenants’ rights, food prices and education was central to industrial feminism and ... More


Gender and the Politics of Everyday Life

Annmarie Hughes

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Scotland's inter-war working-class constituency has been identified with a powerful class awareness that was expressed in extreme militancy immediately before, during and in the years after the First ... More


Classes and Cultures in England after 1951: The Case of Working-Class Women

Janet Howarth

in Classes, Cultures, and Politics: Essays on British History for Ross McKibbin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199579884
eISBN:
9780191804496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199579884.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Ross McKibbin's Classes and Cultures is one of the few histories of modern English society to treat gender systematically. It draws on a rich contemporary literature of social observation which took ... More


The Working-Class Woman and Marx: Biased Constructions

Claudia Leeb

in Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190639891
eISBN:
9780190639921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190639891.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

“The Working-Class Woman and Marx: Biased Constructions” shows that Marx, a thinker whose political thought aims to challenge hierarchical oppositions, reinforces hierarchical thought in his writings ... More


Disrupting the Fantasy: Adorno and the Working-Class Woman

Claudia Leeb

in Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190639891
eISBN:
9780190639921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190639891.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

“Disrupting the Fantasy: Adorno and the Working-Class Woman” exposes Adorno’s identity thinking in his figurations of the “working-class woman.” The forms in which she appears in Adorno’s texts (the ... More


Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

Keona K. Ervin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168838
eISBN:
9780813173924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168838.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Gateway to Equality demonstrates that from the 1930s to the 1960s, a critical mass of black working-class women forged a most expansive social justice struggle for economic dignity in St. Louis. ... More


“Riveting the Sinews of Democracy”: Defense Workers and Double V

Keona K. Ervin

in Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168838
eISBN:
9780813173924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168838.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black women’s failed attempts to abandon domestic employment for jobs in the lucrative local defense industry became a central mobilizing agenda around which organizers of the March on Washington ... More


“Jobs and Homes … Freedom”: Working-Class Struggles against Postwar Urban Inequality

Keona K. Ervin

in Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168838
eISBN:
9780813173924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168838.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 6 uncovers the links between jobs and public housing. From the vantage point of overlooked historical actors, the chapter examines the massive urban renewal programs that razed black ... More


Conclusion

Annmarie Hughes

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The inter-war years were a period of extreme gender antagonism and economic insecurity in Scotland and this influenced working-class women's political identities. However, gender antagonism ... More


‘What about the Rest of the Audience?’: Dorothy Hobson

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses an interview with Dorothy Hobson about her research on soap opera in Great Britain. It provides background information on Hobson's family, education, and career highlights. Her ... More


Usurpers of Men? Gender, Work and Political Identities

Annmarie Hughes

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The gendered nature of employment and women's experiences of work between the wars remains a relatively neglected field of study, especially in Scotland. Contemporary depictions of working women in ... More


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