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Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Eleanor Gordon


This is a study of working women in Scotland in the period 1850–1914. In a scholarly analysis, based on a wide range of contemporary sources, the book uncovers the patterns of women's employment, their involvement in and relationship to trade unionism, and the forms of their workplace resistance and struggles. Focusing particularly on women working in Dundee's jute industry, the study integrates labour history and the history of gender. It is a thorough account, which challenges many assumptions about the organizational apathy of women workers and about the inevitable division between workplac ... More

Keywords: working women, Scottish women, trade unionism, workplace resistance, jute industry, labour history, gender history, organizational apathy, domestic ideology, working-class consciousness, history of women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201434
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eleanor Gordon, author
University of Glasgow