Women and Gender in the Mines: Challenging Masculinity Through History: An Introduction

@article{Romano2020WomenAG,
  title={Women and Gender in the Mines: Challenging Masculinity Through History: An Introduction},
  author={Rossana Barrag{\'a}n Romano and L{\'e}da Papastefanaki},
  journal={International Review of Social History},
  year={2020},
  volume={65},
  pages={191 - 230}
}
Abstract The role of women as mineworkers and as household workers has been erased. Here, we challenge the masculinity associated with the mines, taking a longer-term and a global labour history perspective. We foreground the importance of women as mineworkers in different parts of the world since the early modern period and analyse the changes introduced in coal mining in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the masculinization and mechanization, and the growing importance of women in… Expand
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