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Women on the line

Author: Miriam Glucksmann
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text addresses enduring issues of ethnicity, gender and class in global manufacturing.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Glucksmann
ISBN: 9780415476416 0415476410 0415476429 9780415476423
OCLC Number: 233263259
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Contents: Introduction to 2008 edition: From experience to reflection: changes and continuities in women's work Preface to 1982 edition: Freedom of speech 1. A Factory Job 2. The Company 3. Jobs on the Line 4. Getting to know the Women 4.1 Arlene 4.1 Rosemary 4.3 Together on the Line 4.4 Anna 4.5 Josey 4.6 Life Outside 5. The division of Labour 6. The dictatorship of Production 6.1 Speed up 6.2 Control of the Line 6.3 Doing Time 6.4 Physical Survival 7. Bonus and Wages 8. The Union and the Dispute 8.1 The Union 8.2 The Dispute Starts 8.3 The Main Assembly Slows Down 8.4 Suspension - the Other Manual Workers Join Us 8.5 Women in the Machine Shop 8.6 Divided and Defeated 8.7 Return to Work 9. What to Make of It?
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Presents an ethnographic classic of the work in a British motor components factory. Recording the experience of migrant women from Ireland, the Caribbean, and the Indian subcontinent with the  Read more...

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