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Labors Appropriate to Their Sex : Gender, Labor, and Politics in Urban Chile, 1900-1930

By: Hutchison, Elizabeth Quay.
Contributor(s): Levenson, Deborah T | Silverblatt, Irene | Saldívar-Hull, Sonia.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Latin America Otherwise: Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2001Description: 1 online resource (361 p.).ISBN: 9780822381310.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Labors Appropriate to Their Sex : Gender, Labor, and Politics in Urban Chile, 1900–1930DDC classification: 331.4/0983/09041 LOC classification: HD6126HD6126.H88 2001Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; List of Tables; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I Working-Class Life and Politics; 1. Gender, Industrialization, and Urban Changein Santiago; 2. Women at Work in Santiago; 3. ''To Work Like Men and Not Cry Like Women'':The Problem of Women in Male Workers' Politics; 4. Somos Todas Obreras! Socialists and Working-ClassFeminism; II Women Workers and the Social Question; 5. Women's Vocational Training: The Female Face ofIndustrialization; 6. Señoras y Señoritas : Catholic Women Defend theHijas de Familia
7. Women, Work, and Motherhood: Gender andLegislative ConsensusConclusion: Women, Work, and Historical Change; Appendices; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: The first systematic account of Chilean women's labor from 1885 to 1930 showing how women's paid labor became a locus of anxiety for a society confronting social problems linked to modernization.
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Contents; List of Tables; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I Working-Class Life and Politics; 1. Gender, Industrialization, and Urban Changein Santiago; 2. Women at Work in Santiago; 3. ''To Work Like Men and Not Cry Like Women'':The Problem of Women in Male Workers' Politics; 4. Somos Todas Obreras! Socialists and Working-ClassFeminism; II Women Workers and the Social Question; 5. Women's Vocational Training: The Female Face ofIndustrialization; 6. Señoras y Señoritas : Catholic Women Defend theHijas de Familia

7. Women, Work, and Motherhood: Gender andLegislative ConsensusConclusion: Women, Work, and Historical Change; Appendices; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index

The first systematic account of Chilean women's labor from 1885 to 1930 showing how women's paid labor became a locus of anxiety for a society confronting social problems linked to modernization.

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CHOICE Review

Until recently, historical studies on working class formation, organized labor, and the social question in Latin America largely ignored working-class women. Seeking to redress this, Hutchison (Univ. of New Mexico) draws on an impressive array of archival sources in this lucidly written and thoroughly researched monograph to establish that paid female workers constituted a sizeable and important element within Chile's urban labor movement between 1900 and 1930. The conventional view of women workers as passive or marginal to the politics of the male-led labor movement is convincingly refuted in the book's first half. By combining a gender analysis with a social history approach, Hutchison demonstrates that women workers not only acted as labor militants and organizers, but also profoundly influenced the discourses of the anarchist and socialist labor movements. These gendered discourses tended to strengthen male class identity, political strategies, and hierarchy. She also finds that socialists' concern with female exploitation in the workplace gave rise to a working-class feminism. The second half of the book offers a nuanced analysis of the discourses of industrialists, elite Catholic women, and politicians on women's employment, protective legislation, and vocational schools. Valuable for students and scholars of Latin American labor and women's history. Recommended for upper-division undergraduates and above. S. J. Hirsch University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

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<p>Elizabeth Quay Hutchison is Assistant Professor of History at the University of New Mexico.<br></p>

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