Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Laurie Mercier, Jaclyn J. Gier
      Pages 1-10
  3. The Indigenous, Colonial, and Imperial Legacy

  4. Engendered Bodies and the Masculinization of the Mining Industry: Separate Spheres and the Role of Women in Mining, the Mining Household, and Community, 1800–1940

  5. Gender, Mining Communities, and Labor Protests, 1900–1960

  6. The Division of Mining Labor Revisited: Cultures of Solidarity, Deindustrialization, and the Globalized Economy, 1945–2005

  7. Epilogue

    1. Jaclyn J. Gier
      Pages 325-334
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 335-355

About this book


This book explores gender relations and women's work and activism in different parts of the world. It also explores the subject from multiple perspectives and links each of these not only to cultural and domestic arrangements but also to an emerging industrial and capitalist system from the Eighteenth through the Twentieth centuries.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-62104-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-73399-6
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