A History of European Women's Work: 1700 to the Present

Synopsis

In A History of European Women's Work , Deborah Simonton takes an overview of trends in women's work across Europe and including Russia, Britain, Germany and France, from the pre-industrial period to the present.Focusing on the role of gender and class as it defines women's labour, this book examines:* a wide range of occupations such as teaching and farming* contrasting rates of change in different European countries* the definition of work within and outside patriarchal families* local versus Europe-wide developments* demographic and economic changes.