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Gender, Work and Education in Britain in the 1950s

Authors: Spencer, S.

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Improvements in education and economic expansion in the 1950s ensured a range of school-leaving employment opportunities. Yet girls' full acceptance as adult women was still confirmed by marriage and motherhood rather than employment. This book examines the gendered nature of 'career'. Using both written sources and oral history it enters the theoretical debate over the significance of gender by considering the relationship between individual 'women' and the dominant representation of 'Woman'.

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STEPHANIE SPENCER is Lecturer in the School of Education, University College Winchester, UK. Like many women of her generation she has an eclectic career profile. During a ten year 'gap' between school and university she taught at the Cordon Bleu School in London and ran a vegetarian restaurant. Her first degree was from the Open University, after which she went into academia full time.

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A timely intervention into the historiography of the post-war world...Full of rich and fascinating material. - Jane Martin, Gender and Education


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender, Work and Education in Britain in the 1950s
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28618-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230286184
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-3816-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 253
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