Women on the Line

Book Name : Women on the Line

By by Miriam Glucksmann aka Ruth Cavendish

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Written by : by Miriam Glucksmann aka Ruth Cavendish

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Women on the Line is a pioneering ethnographic classic of the world of work in a British motor components factory. Miriam Glucksmann (aka Ruth Cavendish), a well-known contributor to the study of gender, work and employment, is for the first time revealed as the author, along with the identity of the company, product and factory. Recording the experience of migrant women from Ireland, the Caribbean, and the Indian subcontinent with the immediacy of a diary, this is a unique account from an observing participant of the daily routines of repetitive work, a strike led by women from below, and the temporalities of work, home, children and leisure. Glucksmann's vivid narrative of life on the assembly line is combined with an analysis of the intersections of gender, ethnicity and class that prefigures subsequent theoretical advances. This edition contains a new introduction situating the book in contemporary debates and developments and includes original photographs taken on the shop floor at the time. Taylor and Francis; February 2009 ISBN 9781134023844 Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format Title: Women on the Line Author: Miriam Glucksmann aka Ruth Cavendish Imprint: Routledge Subject categories Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Classes of labor Social Science > Feminism & Feminist Theory Social Science > Gender Studies Business > Labor Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial management > Social responsibility of business Social Sciences Social Science > Sociology Social Science > Women's Studies ISBNs 0203883837 9780415476416 9780203883839 9781134023844 9781134023837 In The Press 'Even after nearly thirty years, this account of women's factory lives, their juggling of work/life responsibilities, and view of the world from the bottom up, has an immediacy of the present. The new introduction reveals hidden truths and brings the political issues of the time to bear on those of today.' —Polly Toynbee, The Guardian 'Miriam Glucksmann casts her experienced eye over three decades of political engagement, work transformation, and research regimes with their new ways of seeing and thinking. Revisiting her classic study of women on the line, she shows just how much sociology has changed in step with, but also independently of, the world it seeks to comprehend. What better way of studying history than to reflect back on a great ethnography, what better way of studying the potentialities of the present than against such a concrete lived experience of the past. A pioneering revisit to a pioneering ethnography!' —Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley, USA 'This is one of the great ethnographies of industrial society, a work of bitter realism and careful thought. In vivid detail, it catches the almost feudal hierarchies in factory life, and the solidarity and divisions among working women. It analyzes the work/life problem in its starkest form, and the reasons change and social justice get stalled.' —Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney, Australia 'Women on the Line is a wonderful participant observation study of women workers in a London factory in the 1970s. When published, it was highly acclaimed. Today, republished with a new introduction, it is time to pronounce it a classic in economic sociology, the sociology of gender and a few other genres as well.' —Richard Swedberg, Cornell University, USA This book packs more insight per page than any other case study I've read, and gives the sense of the factory so well you can see it and smell it. The author's added reflections on changes in the economy, industry and neighbourhood since the fieldwork was done enrich the picture immeasurably. In her new reflections, Glucksmann places the story of a particular factory at a particular historical moment in a broader perspective which is rich in evocative detail about the place and time, weaving the theoretical material into the story in a way that enhanc

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'Even after nearly thirty years, this account of women's factory lives, their juggling of work/life responsibilities, and view of the world from the bottom up, has an immediacy of the present. The new introduction reveals hidden truths and brings the political issues of the time to bear on those of today.'

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Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Labor. Work. Working class - Classes of labor Social Science - Feminism & Feminist Theory Social Science - Gender Studies Business - Labor Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Management. Industrial management - Social responsibility of business Social Sciences Social Science - Sociology Social Science - Women's Studies

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0203883837 - 9780415476416 - 9780203883839 - 9781134023844 - 9781134023837

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