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dc.contributor.editorEgginton, Heidi
dc.contributor.editorThomas, Zoë
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-02T04:02:19Z
dc.date.available2022-06-02T04:02:19Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2022-05-31T14:14:11Z
dc.identifierONIX_20220531_9781912702633_31
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/55761
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/82018
dc.description.abstractPrecarious Professionals uncovers the inequalities and insecurities which lay at the heart of professional life in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain. The book challenges conventional categories in the history of work, exploring instead the everyday labour of maintaining a professional identity on the margins of the traditional professions. Situating new historical perspectives on gender at the forefront of their research, the contributors explore how professional cultures could not only define themselves against, but often flourished outside of, the confines of patriarchal codes and structures. Putting the lives of precarious professionals in dialogue with master narratives in modern British history, the chapters in this volume re-evaluate the relationship between professional identity and social change. The collection offers twelve fascinating studies of women and men who held positions in art and science, high culture and popular journalism, private enterprise and public service between the 1840s and the 1960s. From pioneering women lawyers and scientists to ballet dancers, secretaries, historians, humanitarian relief workers, social researchers, and Cold War diplomats, the book reveals that precarity was a thread woven throughout the very fabric of modern professional life, with far-reaching implications for the study of power, privilege, and expertise. Together, these essays enrich our understanding of the histories and mysteries of professional identity and help us to reimagine the future of work in precarious times.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNew Historical Perspectives
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
dc.subject.otherLGBT
dc.subject.otherwomen
dc.subject.otherequality
dc.subject.otherfeminism
dc.subject.otherhomophobia
dc.subject.othermisogyny
dc.subject.otherthe Home Office
dc.subject.otherBritain
dc.subject.otherlaw
dc.subject.otherballet
dc.subject.otherwhite-collar work
dc.subject.otherprofession
dc.subject.otheradvertising
dc.subject.otherLeague Secretariat
dc.subject.otherworker's rights
dc.subject.otherthe Pay Gap
dc.titlePrecarious Professionals
dc.title.alternativeGender, Identities and Social Change in Modern Britain
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14296/202110.9781912702633
oapen.relation.isbn9781912702633
oapen.relation.isbn9781912702602
oapen.imprintInstitute of Historical Research
oapen.pages362
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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