Double Lives – Helen McCarthy
epub | 9.88 MB | English | Isbn:B086GKW31R |
Author: Helen McCarthy | PAge: 554 | Year: 2020
A groundbreaking history of mothers who worked for pay that will change the way we think about gender, work and equality in modern Britain.
In Britain today, three-quarters of mothers are in employment and paid work is an unremarkable feature of women’s lives after childbirth. Yet a century ago, working mothers were in the minority, excluded altogether from many occupations, whilst their wage-earning was widely perceived as a social ill. In Double Lives,Helen McCarthy accounts for this remarkable transformation, whose consequences have been momentous for Britain’s society and economy.
Drawing upon a wealth of sources, McCarthy ranges from the smoking chimney-stacks of nineteenth-century Manchester to the shimmering skyscrapers of present-day Canary Wharf. She recovers the everyday worlds of working mothers and traces how women’s desires for financial independence and lives beyond home and family were slowly recognised. McCarthy reveals…
Category:Motherhood, History of LGBT & Gender Studies, History eBooks of Women