Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2016

288 Pages | 4 Diagrams, 8 Tables

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9780719090271

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Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation

Women's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55

Helen Glew

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • The first book-length study to examine women>'s employment in the British civil service and the London County Council in the twentieth century
  • Makes significant contributions to the historiographies of equal pay campaigns, the marriage bar, occupational segregation, public service employment, feminism, women and trade unionism, women and the First World War
  • Reveals the gendered nature of women>'s public service employment at all levels of the institutional hierarchy and the ways in which women and their supporters worked to challenge this
  • Provides a detailed study of how employment policy was formulated and the rhetoric and wider discourses deployed to uphold this

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