Gender and class: Women's languages of power

Yeo, Eileen Janes
December 1995
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Winter95, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p15
Academic Journal
The article discusses the gender and class differences in the labor movement in Great Britain. There is the consideration of three different studies which may best describe the gendered territory in the scope of labor history. These approaches are the evaluation of ideologies and lived realities of masculinity and femininity within the same class groups, the interaction of men from one class in relation to women and same with women from one class in relation to men and lastly, the relations between women of different social classes. Besides being involved in employer-employee relations, women from different classes interacted in suffrage movements, in women's trade unions, and in the philanthropic or social work which burgeoned from the late eighteenth century onward.


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