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From Globalisation to Industrialisation

  • Anna Bellavitis
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Abstract

Some fundamental turning point in the economic history of Europe had important consequences of women’s work and more generally on the family and gender roles. Events such as the first globalisation and the development of consumption offered new working opportunities to women. Women’s work played a central role in the protoindustry and the industrious revolution models, and the Industrial Revolution exploited the work of women and children. The chapter proposes a critical overview of the literature on these evolutions, discussing the roles of women as producers and as consumers in early modern Europe.

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  • Anna Bellavitis
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  1. 1.University of RouenRouenFrance

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