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The Resource Double lives : a history of working motherhood in modern Britain, Helen McCarthy

Double lives : a history of working motherhood in modern Britain, Helen McCarthy

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Double lives : a history of working motherhood in modern Britain
Title
Double lives
Title remainder
a history of working motherhood in modern Britain
Statement of responsibility
Helen McCarthy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 the deep and complicated past of a phenomenon so often assumed to be a product of contemporary lifestyles and aspirations. This groundbreaking history forces us not only to re-evaluate the past, but to ask anew how current attitudes towards mothers in the workplace have developed and how far we have to go. Through vivid and powerful storytelling, Double Lives offers a social and cultural history for our times"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCarthy, Helen
Dewey number
331.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759.48
LC item number
.M33 2020eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working mothers
  • Working mothers
  • Motherhood
  • Motherhood
  • Working mothers
  • Mutter
  • Berufstätigkeit
  • Großbritannien
Label
Double lives : a history of working motherhood in modern Britain, Helen McCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A note on terminology and the scope of this book -- Part one: Disinheritance, 1840-1914. Bread and butter -- 'the essential element of evil' -- Serving two masters -- Part two: Citizens, 1914-1951. Temporary patriots -- Modern mothers -- The reserve army -- Put money in your bag -- Part three: The best of both worlds, 1951-1970. Housewives' choice -- Come back -- Newcomers -- Part four: Doing the impossible, 1971 to the present. Superwomen -- Doing it all
Control code
1151189922
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 537 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408870761
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1151189922
Label
Double lives : a history of working motherhood in modern Britain, Helen McCarthy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A note on terminology and the scope of this book -- Part one: Disinheritance, 1840-1914. Bread and butter -- 'the essential element of evil' -- Serving two masters -- Part two: Citizens, 1914-1951. Temporary patriots -- Modern mothers -- The reserve army -- Put money in your bag -- Part three: The best of both worlds, 1951-1970. Housewives' choice -- Come back -- Newcomers -- Part four: Doing the impossible, 1971 to the present. Superwomen -- Doing it all
Control code
1151189922
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 537 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408870761
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1151189922

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