The Gender of Breadwinners
Women, Men and Change in Two Industrial Towns 1880-1950

Parr, Joy
Publisher:  University of Toronto Press, Ottawa, Canada
Year Published:  1990
Pages:  314pp   ISBN:  ISBN 0-8020-5853
Library of Congress Number:  HD6060.65.C23057 199   Dewey:  306.3615099713
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX4563

The story of two Ontario towns, Hanover and Paris, both primarily one-industry towns. Hanover was a furniture-manufacturing centre; mosts of its workers were men, while in Paris the biggest employer was the textile industry; most of its wage earners were women.


Table of Contents


Part One
1. Gender, culture, and labour recruitment
2. The politics of protection
3. When is knitting women's work?
4. Domesticity and mill families
5. Womanly militance, neighbourly wrath

Part Two
6. As Christ the carpenter
7. Manliness, craftsmanship, and scientific management
8. For men and girls: the politics and experience of gendered wage work
9. Single fellows and family men
10. Union men

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