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Gender, Work and Education in Britain in the 1950s

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Gender, Work and Education in Britain in the 1950s by S. Spencer
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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'.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
August 17th, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
2005 ed.
Illustrations
XII, 253 p.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
253
Dimensions
140x216x19
ISBN-13
9781403938169
Product ID
2250177

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