By Mercedes Steedman
In this well known 1997 examine of the garments in Canada, Mercedes Steedman examines how the complex weaving jointly of the meanings of sophistication, gender, ethnicity, kin, and the office created a task ghetto for girls. even if girls comprised an important majority of garment employees, their roles have been restricted either within the place of work and within the alternate union paperwork. Detailing the disparaties among women and men by way of wages and illustration, Angels of the Workplace is the definitive heritage of discrimination opposed to girls in Canada's garments industry.
Steedman indicates the the most important function that girls performed on the entrance of the wood strains in the course of labour moves and divulges how they won sympathy and beneficial media assurance for the employees' reason. Tracing either the hot hopes for extra equitable paintings led to by way of left-wing unionism, and the disappointments because of the cooperation of labour and administration within the "new unionism" of the Thirties, Angels of the Workplace unearths how formalized office gender discrimination was once formalized for the remainder of the century.
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Angels of the Workplace: Women and the Construction of Gender Relations in the Canadian Clothing Industry, 1890-1940 (Canadian Social History Series) by Mercedes Steedman