Women and Capitalism: Oppression or Emancipation? A Review Article

  title={Women and Capitalism: Oppression or Emancipation? A Review Article},
  author={Janet Thomas},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={534 - 549}
  • Janet Thomas
  • Published 1 July 1988
  • History, Economics
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
In the last few years, work in social history and the history of women has centred on the transition to capitalism and the great bourgeois political revolutions—also variously described as industrialization, urbanisation, and modernisation. Throughout this work runs a steady debate about the improvement or deterioration brought about by these changes in the lives of women and working people. On the whole, sociologists of the 1960s and early 1970s and many recent historians have been optimistic… 

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