Working Women

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Angels of the Workplace: Women and the Construction of Gender Relations in the Canadian Clothing Industry, 1890-1940
Steedman, Mercedes
Book
1997
Examines how the intricate weaving together of the meanings of class, gender, ethnicity, family, and the workplace created a job ghetto for women. Detailing the disparities between men and women in te...
The Canadian Guide To Working and Living Overseas: For Entry Level and Seasoned Professionals
Hachey, Jean-Marc
Book
This work profiles 700 employers in government, the private sector,voluntary and international organizations for people who want to work in the Third World.
The Captive Labour Force on Non-English Speaking Immigrant Women
Article
1980
An article focusing on the 'invisible work' that non-English speaking immigrant women, in particular, have done and continue to do.
Connexions Library: Women's Issues Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on women.
Connexions Library: Work Focus Page
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on work.
The Export of Philippine Women
Aguilar, Delia D.
Article
1997
Principles of social justice are clearly not served by applauding a system that prides itself in an increased GNP at the same time that it farms out its women to be servants of the world.
Feminism vs. Marxism: Origins of the Conflict
Article
1974
Contrary to an opinion still subscribed to in certain circles, modern feminism did not emerge full-grown from the fertile womb of the New Left, but is in fact an ideological offspring of the utopian e...
Getting There: Producing Photostories With Immigrant Women
Barndt, Deborah, Cristall, Ferne, Marino, Dian
Book
1983
Photostories about immigrant women surviving in and adapting to a new culture.
Harlan County USA
Kopple, Barbara
Film
1976
An effort of 180 coal miners and their wives to strike for benefits at the Eastover Coal Company's Brookside Mine in Harlan County, southeast Kentucky in 1973.
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?: Sources News Release
Article
2012
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global
Mason, Paul
Book
2010
Mason realtes a series of struggles for worker and human rights over the past two hundred years and compares them to current struggles.
Monographs on the Portuguese
Article
1975
A collection of analytical essays on the Portugese immigrant community in Toronto.
The Newsletter #2
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016: International Women's Day
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forwar...
Out of Africa: A Migrant's Story: New Internationalist June 2005 - #379
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
An issue on the story of a nurse's return back to Kenya and the reason why she has worked so far away from home. Also, a discussion on a widespread crisis in international healthcare and the human co...
Out of the Driver's Seat: Marxism in North America Today
Article
1974
Outlines the political perspective of the Windsor-based Labour Centre in the wake of divisions in the Centre in 1974. Issues explored include the nature of the working class, women in the working clas...
Part-time Paradox: Connecting Gender, Work and Family
Duffy, Ann; Pupo, Norene
Book
1992
Tthe authors discuss whether the over-representation of women in part-time labour is exploitive or liberating. They present interviews and original research to describe the ways in which alternative w...
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Rosa Luxemburg for Our Time
Holmstrom, Nancy
Article
2016
Does Rosa Luxemburg leave feminists a theoretical and political legacy? That is, does she give us any theoretical guidance as to how to understand women's oppression? If so, what is it?
Suburban Sweatshops: The Fight for Immigrant Rights
Gordon, Jennifer
Book
2007
Jennifer Gordon discusses her years spent working with the organization she founded, the Long Island-based Workplace Project.
A Tale of Two Offices
Farragher, Elaine
Article
1977
Daily life and offices politics viewed through the experience of working in two libraries with very different management styles.
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Book
2016
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
The Uses of Literacy
Hoggart, Richard
Book
1957
In this partly autobiographical book Hoggart observes the loss of an authentic popular culture and denounces the imposition of mass culture by the culture industries.
What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
Frank, Thomas
Book
2004
Explores the rise of conservative populism in the United States through the lens of Frank's native state of Kansas. According to his analysis, the political discourse of recent decades has dramaticall...
Woman's Consciousness, Man's World
Rowbotham, Sheila
Book
1973
The cultural and economic liberation of women is inseparable from the creation of a society in which all people no longer have their lives stolen from them, and in which the conditions of their produc...
Women Working: Issue #6
Article
1976
Examination of many of the issues facing women in the working world.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
Advocate for accessible, affordable, high quality, comprehensive, not for profit child care for every Canadian.
Labor Notes
Labor Notes is a media and organizing project that has been the voice of union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement since 1979. Through our magazine, website, books, conf...
Labor/Community Strategy Center, The
The Strategy Center is a Think Tank/Act Tank for regional, national and international movement building, founded in 1989 and based in the 10 million-person world city of Los Angeles. Our campaigns, pr...
Stitch
STITCH facilitates and supports the leadership capacity and skills of women workers in Latin America and US who are organizing for economic, racial, and social justice. We do this through workshops, p...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

International Labor Rights Forum
An organization dedicated to achieving just and humane working conditions for workers worldwide. It is committed to overcoming child labour, forced labour and other abusive practices. It promotes the enforcement of labour rights t...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

From the Connexions Archives

Against the Current
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Cleaners' Action Newsletter
Periodical profile published 1979
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1979
Cleaner's Action is a monthly newspaper published in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Intercede
Organization profile published 1979
Organization
1979
Intercede: International Coalition To End Domestics Exploitation
Organization profile published 1981
Organization
1981
The International Coalition to End Domestics' Exploitation (INTERCEDE) was created in May, 1980, a joint effort of four groups: Employment Services for Women, Housewives Initiative, Labour Rights for ...
The Newsletter
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973
Newsletter published in 1973 and 1974 by the New Tendency, a loose collaboration of indepedent leftists primarily based in Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo. Articles dealt with workp...
Saskatchewan Working Women
Organization profile published 1979
Organization
1979
Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWIW)
Organization profile published 1981
Organization
1981
Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWIW) is an umbrella organization composed of 22 agencies that work specifically with immigrant women.
Women working with immigrant women (WWIW)
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983

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