New Release Books by Linda Mcdowell

Linda Mcdowell is the author of Letters to the Woman I Was (2021), Gender, Identity and Place (2018), Migrant Women's Voices (2016), Hard Labour: The Forgotten Voices of Latvian Migrant 'Volunteer' Workers (2013) and other 64 books.

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Letters to the Woman I Was

release date: Jan 20, 2021

Gender, Identity and Place

release date: Mar 23, 2018
Gender, Identity and Place
Feminist approaches within the social sciences have expanded enormously since the 1960s. In addition, in recent years, geographic perspectives have become increasingly significant as feminist recognition of the differences between women, their diverse experiences in different parts of the world and the importance of location in the social construction of knowledge has placed varied geographies at the centre of contemporary feminist and postmodern debates. Gender, Identity and Place is an accessible and clearly written introduction to the wide field of issues that have been addressed by geographers and feminist scholars. It combines the careful definition and discussion of key concepts and theoretical approaches with a wealth of empirical detail from a wide-ranging selection of case studies and other empirical research. It is organized on the basis of spatial scale, examining the relationships between gender and place from the body to the nation, although the links between different spatial scales are also emphasized. The conceptual division and spatial separation between the public and private spheres and their association with men and women respectively has been a crucial part of the social construction of gendered differences and its establishment, maintenance and reshaping from industrial urbanization to the end of the millennium is a central linking theme in the eight substantive chapters. The book concludes with an assessment of the possibilities of doing feminist research. It will be essential reading for students in geography, feminist theory, women''s studies, anthropology and sociology.

Migrant Women's Voices

release date: Feb 25, 2016
Migrant Women's Voices
Between 1945 and the new century millions of women, including mothers and migrants, joined the labour force. These changes are brought to life through the stories of migrant women, working in factories and hospitals, banks, care homes, shops and universities over a period of 60 years. Migrant Women''s Voices is an autobiography of the post-war period as Britain became a multi-cultural society and waged work the norm for most women. McDowell illustrates the shift in migration patterns as post-imperial migrants to the UK replaced the immediate post-war pattern of migrants from war-torn Europe and who were then themselves joined by migrants from an increasingly diverse range of countries as the 20th century drew to a close.

Hard Labour: The Forgotten Voices of Latvian Migrant 'Volunteer' Workers

release date: Sep 05, 2013
Hard Labour: The Forgotten Voices of Latvian Migrant 'Volunteer' Workers
Although the Second World War ended sixty years ago, there are still untold stories waiting to be heard: stories not only of diplomats and soldiers but also of refugees, camp inmates and ordinary people living in occupied territories, stories of women''s and children''s lives as well as those of men. In Hard Labour the forgotten voices of a group of young women who left Latvia in 1944 are captured, telling the story of their flight from the advancing Soviet Army, their difficult journeys across central Europe, their lives as displaced people in Allied camps in Germany and finally their refuge in Britain. Hard work is at the centre of these stories, as the women became ''volunteer'' workers, first for the Nazi war effort and then as labourers in the British post-war reconstruction plan. In what has been described as a ''venemous postscript'' to the War, the fit and able amongst the vast homeless and often stateless population that fetched up in camps run by the Allies in war-devastated Germany were recruited by western states as labourers. Great Britain was the first nation to recruit displaced persons, offering jobs in hospitals and private homes as domestic workers and in the textile industry to young single women (and later men) from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, and other once independent states. Many of these women spent the rest of their lives in Britain, longing to return to their homelands but independence came too late for many of them. At the centre of Hard Labour are the lives of twenty-five now elderly Latvia women who came to Britain between 1946 and 1949. Their memories are placed in the context of recent work in feminist history, illuminating debates about displacement and loss as well as the transformation of women''s lives in post-war Britain.

Working Lives

release date: Apr 22, 2013
Working Lives
Full of unique and compelling insights into the working lives ofmigrant women in the UK, this book draws on more than two decadesof in-depth research to explore the changing nature ofwomen’s employment in post-war Britain. A first-rate example of theoretically located empiricalanalysis of labour market change in contemporary Britain Includes compelling case studies that combine historicaldocumentation of social change with fascinating first-hand accountsof women’s working lives over decades Integrates information gleaned from more than two decades ofin-depth research Revealing comparative analysis of the similarities anddifferences in the lives of immigrant working women in post-warBritain Features real-life accounts of women’s under-reportedexperiences of migration

Capital Culture

release date: Aug 10, 2011
Capital Culture
The changing nature of waged work in contemporary advanced industrial nations is one of the most significant aspects of political and economic debate. It is also the subject of intense debate among observers of gender. Capital Culture explores these changes focusing particularly on the gender relations between the men and women who work in the financial services sector. The multiple ways in which masculinities and femininities are constructed is revealed through the analysis of interviews with dealers, traders, analysts and corporate financiers. Drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches, the various ways in which gender segregation is established and maintained is explored. In fascinating detail, the everyday experiences of men and women working in a range of jobs and in different spaces, from the dealing rooms to the boardrooms, are examined. This volume is unique in focusing on men as well as women, showing that for men too there are multiple ways of doing gender at work.

Working Bodies

release date: Jul 22, 2011
Working Bodies
Through a series of case studies of low-status interactive and embodied servicing work, Working Bodies examines the theoretical and empirical nature of the shift to embodied work in service-dominated economies. Defines ‘body work’ to include the work by service sector employees on their own bodies and on the bodies of others Sets UK case studies in the context of global patterns of economic change Explores the consequences of growing polarization in the service sector Draws on geography, sociology, anthropology, labour market studies, and feminist scholarship

Redundant Masculinities?

release date: Jul 22, 2011
Redundant Masculinities?
Redundant Masculinities? investigates the links between the so-called ''crisis of masculinity'' and contemporary changes in the labour market through the lives of young working class men. Allows the voices of poorly-educated young men to be heard. Looks at how the labour market is changing. Emphasises the social construction of gender and racial identities. Dispels popular myths about the crisis in masculinity.

The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography

release date: Jan 01, 2011
The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography
What difference does it make to think about the economy in geographical terms? The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography illustrates the significance of thinking the ''economy'' and the ''economic'' geographically. It identifies significant stages in the discipline''s development, and focuses on the key themes and ideas that inform present thinking in economic geography. Organised in sections with multiple chapters, The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography is a complete overview of the discipline that critically assesses: * Location, the quantitative revolution, the "new economic geography" * Geographies of globalization - making sense of globalization and its consequences; the geography of capitalism * Geographies of scale and place: local and global, space and place * Geographies of nature: agriculture; sustainable development; the political ecology and the social construction of nature * Geographies of uneven development: economic decline; technology; money and finance * Geographies of consumption and services: formal and informal spaces of consumption; the culture industries; performance * Geographies of regulation and governance: neo-liberalism, regulation, welfare Placing the discipline in vivid historical and contemporary context, The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography is a timely, essential work for postgraduates, researchers and academics in economic geography.

The World Today: Teacher's Guide

release date: Nov 24, 2006
The World Today: Teacher's Guide
The World Today: Teacher''s Guide is a comprehensive resource filled with fun, captivating, and thought-provoking hands-on activities. In each chapter, you will find: section and chapter overviews hands-on and minds-on activities to engage your students in acquiring and applying information vocabulary-building exercises note-taking guides review activities, and assessment ideas and activities fun puzzles, engaging word games, and other easy-to-prepare games suggested resources for the teacher and student many useful blackline masters (such as activities, maps, and graphic organizers) The Teacher''s Guide also includes four projects for students or groups of students, as well as answer keys to the blackline masters. Visit www.theworldtoday.ca for additional resources to use with the student textbook.

Teacher's Guide for World History Societies of the Past

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Teacher's Guide for World History Societies of the Past
World History Teacher''s Guide is a comprehensive resource filled with fun, captivating, and thought-provoking hands-on activities. In each chapter, you will find: practical hands-on activating and acquiring/applying activities useful teacher reference notes and organizational techniques vocabulary-building exercises assessment ideas and activities review activities, fun puzzles, engaging word games, and easy-to-prepare games suggested resources for both teachers and students many useful blackline masters (such as activities, maps, and graphic organizers)

Manitoba

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Manitoba
Manitoba Past and Present is custom-written for Manitoba teachers to match the "Social Studies Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes (2003)" document for Grade 4. This special Hands-On Social Studies component meets all the outcomes in Cluster 3: Living in Manitoba and Cluster 4: History of Manitoba. This Manitoba module follows the same great Hands-On format. Each lesson has materials lists activity descriptions questioning techniques assessment suggestions activity sheets and visuals
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