Women, workplace protest and political identity in England, 1968–85

Moss, Jonathan (2019) Women, workplace protest and political identity in England, 1968–85. Gender in History . Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9781526124883

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Abstract

This book draws upon original research into women's workplace protest to deliver a new account of working-class women's political identity and participation in post-war England. Focusing on the voices and experiences of women who fought for equal pay, skill recognition and the right to work between 1968 and 1985, it explores why working-class women engaged in such action when they did, and it analyses the impact of workplace protest on women's political identity. A combination of oral history and written sources are used to illuminate how everyday experiences of gender and class antagonism shaped working-class women's political identity and participation. The book contributes a fresh understanding of the relationship between feminism, workplace activism and trade unionism during the years 1968-1985.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: gender; oral history; industrial relations
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General) > JA0081 History
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Depositing User: Jonathan Moss
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2018 15:05
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 10:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/79622

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