Working Lives: Work in Britain Since 1945

Author(s): Arthur J. McIvor


A balanced and richly informed survey that investigates how, why and to what degree working lives have been transformed over the last sixty years. McIvor covers themes such as gender, race, class, disability and health in his exploration of how the meaning of employment has been signified by the workers themselves.


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"This book will be a valuable addition for students and scholars of twentieth-century working lives and will undoubtedly be cited as a key text. It is a sensitive, balanced and richly informed survey." - Sheila Blackburn, University of Liverpool, UK "A comprehensive, thoroughly researched text, that makes excellent use of oral history transcripts." - Alan Booth, University of Exeter, UK

Arthur McIvor is Professor of Social History and Director of the Scottish Oral History Centre at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He is the author of A History of Work in Britain, 1880-1950 and co-author of Miners' Lung: A History of Dust Disease in British Coal Mining.

List of Tables Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Employment Patterns and Inequalities 2. The Meanings of Work 3. A Man's World? 4. The Colour Bar 5. Bodies 6. Representation and Resistance 7. Loss Conclusion Bibliography Index

General Fields

  • : 9781403987679
  • : Palgrave USA
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : 0.454
  • : July 2013
  • : 216mm X 138mm
  • : United States
  • : July 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Arthur J. McIvor
  • : Paperback
  • : 941.085
  • : 360
  • : 20 black & white tables