Working Lives: Work in Britain Since 1945

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Macmillan International Higher Education, Jul 12, 2013 - History - 360 pages
A balanced and richly informed survey that investigates how, why and to what degree working lives have been transformed over the last sixty years. McIvor covers themes such as gender, race, class, disability and health in his exploration of how the meaning of employment has been signified by the workers themselves.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Employment Patterns and Inequalities
9
2 The Meanings of Work
43
3 A Mans World?
77
4 The Colour Bar
116
5 Bodies
149
6 Representation and Resistance
201
7 Loss
240
Conclusion
270
Bibliography
281
Index
309
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Arthur McIvor is Professor of Social History and Director of the Scottish Oral History Centre at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He is the author of A History of Work in Britain, 1880-1950 and co-author of Miners' Lung: A History of Dust Disease in British Coal Mining.

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