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The importance of gender ideology and identity: the shift to factory production and its effect on work and wages in the English textile industries, 1760-1850

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Textile manufacture in England had always employed a high proportion of women and this continued to be the case during the period 1760-1850. However, these industries underwent dramatic changes in both the nature and location of production, and women’s employment opportunities altered. Whilst in some cases technological advances reduced the strength required to perform a given process, making women more attractive to employers, this was not always the case. Urbanisation and factory production...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Mansfield College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty

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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:7697b548-d389-4d20-9150-1891ec65c95f
Local pid:
ora:6372

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