Gender and the Politics of Office Work

Gender and the Politics of Office Work

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This case-study of a fast-growing segment of the labor market examines the meaning of office work for women: their prolonged struggle to be admitted to the unions, the role of the Schoevers Institutea€”the Dutch Katharine Gibbs Schoola€”in shaping the occupation of secretary, the conservative backlash against female office workers between the two world wars, and finally, the way these women look back on their time in the office, including their experiences of sexual harassment. Gender and the Politics of Office Work in the Netherlands, 1860-1940 is a revised and abridged version of Sekse op kantoor. Over vrouwelijkheid, mannelijkheid en macht, Nederland 1860-1940 (Hilversum 1992), winner of the prestigious academic prize of the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation.The Netherlands 1860-1940 Francisca de Haan ... One of her f1ercest criticisms concerned the term a#39;lucrativea#39; in the title of this career manual. Van der Tuuk ... The steam engine had taken work off their hands that they used to do at home.

Title:Gender and the Politics of Office Work
Author: Francisca de Haan
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press - 1998-01-01

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