Women in Twentieth-Century Britain: Social, Cultural and Political Change

1st Edition

Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska

Routledge
Published June 19, 2001
Textbook - 392 Pages
ISBN 9780582404809 - CAT# Y159053

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Summary

Women's lives have changed dramatically over the course of the twentieth century: reduced fertility and the removal of formal barriers to their participation in education, work and public life are just some examples. At the same time, women are under-represented in many areas, are paid significantly less than men, continue to experience domestic violence and to bear the larger part of the burden in the domestic division of labour. Women in 2000 may have many more choices and opportunities than they had a hundred years ago, but genuine equality between men and women remains elusive. This unique, illustrated history discusses a wide range of topics organised into four parts: the life course - the experience of girlhood, marriage and the ageing process;  the nature of women's work, both paid and unpaid; consumption, culture and transgression; and citizenship and the state.   

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