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Making a Living, Making a Difference : Gender and Work in Early Modern European Society.

Author: �Agren, Maria, ; Maria Agren
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Making a Living, Making a Difference offers an eye-opening perspective on what men and women in early modern European society did all day. Based on an innovative method and a large data collection of everyday activities, the authors show the ways in which gender and work were linked in early modern society by revealing household, unpaid, and hidden, as well as paid, labor.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Agren, Maria
Making a Living, Making a Difference : Gender and Work in Early Modern European Society
Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: �Agren, Maria, ; Maria Agren
ISBN: 9780190240639 0190240636 9780190240653 0190240652
OCLC Number: 961452999
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (273 p.)
Contents: Cover; Making a Living, Making a Difference; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Introduction: Making a Living, Making a Difference; 1. The Diversity of Work; 2. Working Together; 3. Marriage and Work: Intertwined Sources of Agency and Authority; 4. Less Than Ideal? Making a Living before and outside Marriage; 5. Constitutive Tasks: Performances of Hierarchy and Identity; 6. The Dark Side of the Ubiquity of Work: Vulnerability and Destitution among the Elderly; 7. Gender, Work, and the Fiscal-​Military State; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index

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Making a Living, Making a Difference offers an eye-opening perspective on what men and women in early modern European society did all day. Based on an innovative method and a large data collection of everyday activities, the authors show the ways in which gender and work were linked in early modern society by revealing household, unpaid, and hidden, as well as paid, labor.

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