THREADS OF SOLIDARITY: Women in South African Industry, 1900-1980.

BERGER, Iris.

Verlag: Indiana University, 1992., 1992
ISBN 10: 0253207002 / ISBN 13: 9780253207005
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368 pages. 1st printing / edition. Trade paperback. Photos. Notes. Index. Near Fine. Light bump bottom front corner. Bright, tight and clean; no names, marks or spine creasing. ISBN: 0253207002. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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"... enables us to deepen our understanding of the organization of working women."―International Journal of African Historical Studies

"... an impressive piece of scholarship." ―American Journal of Sociology

Virtually ignored by labor historians are the black and white women in South African industries. Drawing on comparative labor history and feminist theory, this important study traces the history of women as industrial workers and trade unionists in South Africa during most of the twentieth century.

From the Back Cover: Women in South Africa have been "hidden from history." Working-class women have been doubly hidden. This pioneering study draws on comparative labor history and feminist theory to trace the history of black and white women as industrial workers and trade unionists in South Africa between 1900 and 1980.

Iris Berger details women's changing place in both formal and casual work. From the late 1920s through World War II, white women filled much of the demand for cheap labor in the rapidly growing garment, textile, and food processing factories. As black workers gradually replaced whites in the following decades, women's relationships across racial lines in both factories and trade unions were complex and varied. Iris Berger has produced a rich narrative on the combined impact of race, gender, and class on the lives of South African women. Threads of Solidarity extends beyond the workplace to analyze the connections among work, family, and community. This broader context provides a framework for discussing working women's political involvement in both socialist and nationalist organizations. In order to illuminate the South African case, the book is set within the comparative framework of studies of women and industrialization in other countries and within the theoretical context of the relationship between race, class, and gender.

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Verlag: Indiana University, 1992.
Erscheinungsdatum: 1992
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Buchbeschreibung Indiana Univ Pr, 1992. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Wie neu - .'. enables us to deepen our understanding of the organization ofworking women.' -- International Journal of African HistoricalStudies .'. an impressive piece of scholarship.' --American Journal of Sociology Virtually ignored by laborhistorians are the black and white women in South African industries. Drawing oncomparative labor history and feminist theory, this important study traces thehistory of women as industrial workers and trade unionists in South Africa duringmost of the twentieth century. 384 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. INF1000929041

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