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Women Workers in the Second World War
Women Workers in the Second World War
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Women Workers in the Second World War

Production and Patriarchy in Conflict

Penny Summerfield

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Women Workers in the Second World War

Production and Patriarchy in Conflict

Penny Summerfield

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The Second World War is often seen as a period of emancipation, because of the influx of women into paid work, and because the state took steps to relieve women of domestic work.

This study challenges such a picture. The state approached the removal of women from the domestic sphere with extreme caution, in spite of the desperate need for women's labour in war work. Women's own preferences were frequently neglected or distorted in the search for a compromise between production and patriarchy. However, the enduring practices of paying women less and treating them as an inferior category of workers led to growth in the numbers and proportions of women employed after the war in many areas of work.

Penny Summerfield concludes that the war accelerated the segregation of women in 'inferior' sectors of work, and inflated the expectation that working women would bear the double burden without a redistribution of responsibility for the domestic sphere between men, women and the state.

First published in 1984, this is an important book for students of history, sociology and women's studies at all levels.

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Publisher
Routledge
Year
2013
ISBN
9781136247262
Topic
History
Edition
1

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Summerfield, P. (2013). Women Workers in the Second World War (1st ed.). Taylor and Francis. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/1676758/women-workers-in-the-second-world-war-production-and-patriarchy-in-conflict-pdf (Original work published 2013)
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Summerfield, Penny. (2013) 2013. Women Workers in the Second World War. 1st ed. Taylor and Francis. https://www.perlego.com/book/1676758/women-workers-in-the-second-world-war-production-and-patriarchy-in-conflict-pdf.
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Summerfield, P. (2013) Women Workers in the Second World War. 1st edn. Taylor and Francis. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/1676758/women-workers-in-the-second-world-war-production-and-patriarchy-in-conflict-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
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Summerfield, Penny. Women Workers in the Second World War. 1st ed. Taylor and Francis, 2013. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.