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Women and Work -

Related categories: Feminism & Women / Work & Workers Rights /
Related booklists: Housework & Domestic Labour, Sexual Harassment, Feminism,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 28 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Women And The American Labor Movement by Philip S. Foner
    Women And The American Labor Movement - by Philip S. Foner

    £21.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781608469215 | ISBN 10: 1608469212

    A comprehensive account of the women who organized for labor rights and equality from the early factories to the 1970’s.   This reprint of a groundbreaking history that traces American women’s struggle for freedom, equality and unity in th ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Most Un-Ladylike Occupation by Lisa Wright
    A Most Un-Ladylike Occupation - by Lisa Wright

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781912362929 | ISBN 10: 1912362929

    Lucy Deane was from an upper class military family and was appointed in 1893, aged 28, by Herbert Asquith; then the Home Secretary, and she was sent across the British Isles, to the dismay of male factory inspectors, to inspect and report on the cond ... more

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  • Cover image of book Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing by Marie Hicks
    Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing - by Marie Hicks

    £14.95   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780262535182 | ISBN 10: 0262535181

    In 1944, Britain led the world in electronic computing. By 1974, the British computer industry was all but extinct. What happened in the intervening thirty years holds lessons for all postindustrial superpowers. As Britain struggled to use technology ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grunwick: The Workers
    Grunwick: The Workers' Story - by Jack Dromey and Graham Taylor

    £12.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910448946 | ISBN 10: 191044894x

    Grunwick was the strike that changed the rules of the game.   It changed the way the unions thought about race, about their own core values, and about the best way to organise among the new immigrant communities coming to Britain in the 1970s. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Close to Home: A Materialist Analysis of Women
    Close to Home: A Materialist Analysis of Women's Oppression - by Christine Delphy

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784782504 | ISBN 10: 1784782505

    Classic analysis of gender relations and patriarchy under capitalism.   Close to Home is the classic study of family, patriarchal ideologies, and the politics and strategy of women’s liberation. On the table in this forceful and provocative ... more

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  • Cover image of book Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy by Grace Chang
    Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy - by Grace Chang

    £13.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608465286 | ISBN 10: 1608465284

    Illegal. Un-American. Disposable. In a nation with an unprecedented history of immigration, the prevailing image of those who cross our borders in search of equal opportunity is that of a drain.   Grace Chang's vital account of immigrant women ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dare to be Free: Women in Trade Unions, Past and Present by Bernadette Hyland and Michael Herbert
    Dare to be Free: Women in Trade Unions, Past and Present - by Bernadette Hyland and Michael Herbert

    £3.95      (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780993224713 | ISBN 10: 0993224717

    This pamphlet explores the role of women in trade unions, both in the past and in contemporary Britain.   This publication has been made possible by a grant from the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust and the General Federation of Trade ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America by Dana Frank
    Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America - by Dana Frank

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608465354 | ISBN 10: 1608465357

    Women banana workers have organized themselves and gained increasing control over their unions, their workplaces, and their lives.  Highly accessible and narrative in style, Bananeras recounts the history and growth of this vital movement and sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who Cooked Adam Smith
    Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner? A Story About Women and Economics - by Katrine Maral

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846275661 | ISBN 10: 1846275660

    It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. When Adam Smith wrote that all our actions stem from self-interest and the world turns because of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lean Out by Dawn Foster
    Lean Out - by Dawn Foster

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910924020 | ISBN 10: 1910924024

    A Guardian Politics and Social Affairs Columnist Urges Women to Lean Out If 1% Are Leaning In, What are the Other 99% Supposed to Do?  The backlash against Sheryl Sandbergs business advice book, Lean In, began before it was even publish ... more

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  • Cover image of book The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance is Hurting Women, Men - and Our Economy by Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett
    The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance is Hurting Women, Men - and Our Economy - by Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett

    £15.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780399176395 | ISBN 10: 039917639x

    For the first time in history, women make up half the educated labor force and are earning the majority of advanced degrees. It should be the best time ever for women, and yet its not. Storm clouds are gathering, and the worst thing is that most wo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Clara Zetkin: Selected Writings by Clara Zetkin, Edited by Philip S. Foner, Foreword by Angela Y. Davis and Rosalyn
    Clara Zetkin: Selected Writings - by Clara Zetkin, Edited by Philip S. Foner, Foreword by Angela Y. Davis and Rosalyn

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781608463909 | ISBN 10: 1608463907

    "Clara Zetkin's arguments in support of women workers contain a logic which can be effectively employed today in defense of strong affirmative action programs, not only for women but for the racially and nationally oppressed as well... Her analysis o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace by Carolyne Wright, M L Lyons, and Eugenia Toledo (Editors)
    Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace - by Carolyne Wright, M L Lyons, and Eugenia Toledo (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780991146598 | ISBN 10: 099114659x

    "This remarkable anthology, gathered in tribute to Lilly Ledbetter with a toast to Carolyn Kizer, gathers the lyric art of working women, writing from the depths of at least sixty-two occupations. These are the poems of the heavy-lifters, night-shift ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Biscuit Girls by Hunter Davies
    The Biscuit Girls - by Hunter Davies

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780091957643 | ISBN 10: 0091957648

    Ivy, Dulcie, Barbara, Ann, Dorothy and Jean all had different reasons for applying to work at Carrs biscuits, but once they had put on their overalls and walked through the factory gates they discovered a community full of life, laughter and friends ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Lady of Cotton: Hannah Greg, Mistress of Quarry Bank Mill by David Sekers
    A Lady of Cotton: Hannah Greg, Mistress of Quarry Bank Mill - by David Sekers

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780752490083 | ISBN 10: 0752490087

    In 1789 Hannah Lightbody, a well-educated and intelligent young woman of means, married Samuel Greg and found herself at the centre of his cotton empire in the industrial heart of England. It was a man's world, in which women like Hannah were barred ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shattered: Modern Motherhood and the Illusion of Equality by Rebecca Asher
    Shattered: Modern Motherhood and the Illusion of Equality - by Rebecca Asher

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099548843 | ISBN 10: 0099548844

    A manifesto for achieving a new equality between the sexes in family life, drawing on international research and case studies. If we live in an age of equality, why are women are still left holding the baby? Today women outperform me ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
    The Dressmaker of Khair Khana - by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848545564 | ISBN 10: 1848545568

    When the Taliban took control of Kabul, Kamila Sidiqi and all the women of Kabul saw their lives transformed. Overnight, they were banned from schools and offices and even forbidden from leaving their front doors on their own. The economy collapsed a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Striking a Light: The Bryant and May Matchwomen and Their Place in History by Louise Raw, foreword by Sheila Rowbotham
    Striking a Light: The Bryant and May Matchwomen and Their Place in History - by Louise Raw, foreword by Sheila Rowbotham

    £19.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781441114266 | ISBN 10: 1441114262

    In July 1888, fourteen hundred women and girls employed by the matchmakers Bryant and May walked out of their East End factory and into the history books.   Louise Raw gives us a challenging new interpretation of events proving that the women ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breaking Their Chains: Mary Macarthur and the Chainmakers
    Breaking Their Chains: Mary Macarthur and the Chainmakers' Strike of 1910 - by Tony Barnsley

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781905192649 | ISBN 10: 1905192649

    "For two months in the autumn of 1910 hundreds of women chainmakers in the Black Country struck against their employers and won a minimum wage which doubled their incomes. Women who had no vote, who were largely illiterate, who worked 54-hour weeks f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites Use Women
    Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites Use Women's Labor and Ideas to Exploit the World - by Hester Eisenstein

    £31.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781594516603 | ISBN 10: 159451660x

    In a pioneering reinterpretation of the role of mainstream feminism, Eisenstein shows how the worlds ruling elites utilize womens labor and the ideas of womens liberation and empowerment to maintain their economic and political power, both at home ... more

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  • Cover image of book Factory Girls: Voices from the Heart of Modern China by Leslie T. Chang
    Factory Girls: Voices from the Heart of Modern China - by Leslie T. Chang

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330447362 | ISBN 10: 033044736x

    Every year in China millions of migrant workers leave their rural towns to find jobs in the cities. These people are the driving forces behind Chinas economic boom: they work very hard and for little money to make the trainers, ornaments, designer h ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Women
    The Women's movement against sexual harrassment - by Carrie N. Baker

    £21.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780521704946 | ISBN 10: 0521704944

    Recounts the story of how a diverse social movement placed sexual harassment on the public agenda in the 1970s and 1980s. The collaboration of women from varying racial, economic, and geographic backgrounds strengthened the movement by representing t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Making Sex Work: A Failed Experiment With Legalised Prostitution by Mary Lucille Sullivan
    Making Sex Work: A Failed Experiment With Legalised Prostitution - by Mary Lucille Sullivan

    £19.95   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781876756604 | ISBN 10: 1876756608

    Does legalisation solve the dangers of sex work?   Sex worker advocates have argued for many years that legalising prostitution is the way to make the industry safer both for workers and clients. In 1984, the State of Victoria did just that, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Material Girls: Women, Men & Work by Lindsey German
    Material Girls: Women, Men & Work - by Lindsey German

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781905192175 | ISBN 10: 1905192177

    This book will overturn many of the accepted truths about womens place in the modern society. It challenges both the career woman complacency that assumes that women already have it all and the type of feminism which simply asserts that men are th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Off-ramps and On-ramps by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
    Off-ramps and On-ramps - by Sylvia Ann Hewlett

    £24.00   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781422101025 | ISBN 10: 1422101029

    With talent shortages looming over the next decade, what can companies do to attract and retain the large number of professional women who are forced off the career highway? By documenting the successful efforts of a group of cutting-edge global comp ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling (Twentieth Anniversary Edition) by Arlie Hochschild
    The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling (Twentieth Anniversary Edition) - by Arlie Hochschild

    £24.00   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780520239333 | ISBN 10: 0520239334

    In private life we try to induce or suppress love, envy, and anger through deep acting or "emotional work," just as we manage our outer expressions through surface acting. But what happens when this system of adjusting emotions is adapted to commerci ... more

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  • Cover image of book South Asian Women and Employment in Britain: The Interaction of Gender and Ethnicity by Fauzia Ahmad, Tariq Modood and Stephen Lissenburgh
    South Asian Women and Employment in Britain: The Interaction of Gender and Ethnicity - by Fauzia Ahmad, Tariq Modood and Stephen Lissenburgh

    £5.00   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780853748090 | ISBN 10: 0853748098

    Why is there such diversity in the employment profiles of British South Asian women? Numerous studies, including the Fourth National Survey of Ethnic Minorities, have shown considerable diversity in the employment profiles of British South Asian wome ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Power to Choose: Bangladeshi Women and Labour Market Decisions in London and Dhaka by Naila Kabeer
    The Power to Choose: Bangladeshi Women and Labour Market Decisions in London and Dhaka - by Naila Kabeer

    £27.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781859842065 | ISBN 10: 1859842062

    In this path-breaking study, social economist Naila Kabeer examines the lives of Bangladeshi garment workers in Bangladesh and Britain to shed light on the question of what constitutes 'fair' competition in international trade. She argues that if th ... more

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