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Mining Women

Gender in the Development of a Global Industry, 1670 to 2005

Editors: Mercier, L., Gier-Viskovatoff, J. (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

LAURIE MERCIER is Associate Professor of History, Washington State University, USA.   JACLYN GIER is Director of European Studies and Associate Professor of History in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, USA.  

Reviews

'At last here is a book that links women and mining across time and place. In this lively and original collection we cross continents, enter many types of mines, explore male and female responses to women miners, and see how women from mining communities in many different parts of the world have met challenges. These riveting stories and reflections help our understanding of the intricacies of gender relations and reveal the value of international and comparative history. They speak volumes about the bravery, persistence, and networks of mining women, whether facing exclusion, superstition, sexism, or big business. This book too mines a rich seam.' - Angela V. John, Honorary Professor of History, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK and author of By The Sweat of Their Brow: Women Workers at Victorian Coal Mines

'Mining Women mines the historic and global variety of women's participation in an industry commonly thought of as a masculine preserve. Spanning the mining industries of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from the 17th century to the present, Mining Women is a rich source for histories of women and gender, class and labor, mining and economic development. This transnational treasure challenges essentialist concepts of women's work, options, or possibilities to reveal rich and complex patterns of gender, activism, and resistance.' - Elizabeth Jameson, Imperial Oil& Lincoln McKay Chair in American Studies, University of Calgary, Canada and author of All That Glitters: Class, Conflict, and Community in Cripple Creek

'Mining Women is a brilliantly conceived and adeptly realized book. The chapters' evenness in length, analytical purpose, and clarity are models to be followed for any edited collection. The book is sure to be assessed as pivotal literature in future scholarship in the field. It should also be mandatory reading for graduate students and also has a place in undergraduate surveys.' - International Review of Social History


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mining Women
Book Subtitle
Gender in the Development of a Global Industry, 1670 to 2005
Editors
  • L. Mercier
  • J. Gier-Viskovatoff
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6762-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-62104-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 355
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