Factory Girls

Factory Girls
Author : E. Patricia Tsurumi
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 232
Release : 2020-06-30
ISBN 10 : 9781400843305
ISBN 13 : 1400843308
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Factory Girls Book Description:

Investigating the enormous contribution made by female textile workers to early industrialization in Meiji Japan, Patricia Tsurumi vividly documents not only their hardships but also their triumphs. While their skills and long hours created profits for factory owners that in turn benefited the state, the labor of these women and girls enabled their tenant farming families to continue paying high rents in the countryside. Tsurumi shows that through their experiences as Japan's first modern factory workers, these "factory girls" developed an identity that played a crucial role in the history of the Japanese working class. Much of this story is based on records the factory girls themselves left behind, including their songs. "It is a delight to receive a meticulous and comprehensive volume on the plight of women who pioneered [assembly plant] employment in Asia a century ago...."--L. L. Cornell, The Journal of Asian Studies "Tsurumi writes of these rural women with compassion and treats them as sentient, valuable individuals.... [Many] readers will find these pages informative and thought provoking."--Sally Ann Hastings, Monumenta Niponica

Factory Girls
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: E. Patricia Tsurumi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-30 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

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Factory Girls
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Leslie T. Chang
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-07 - Publisher: Random House

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Language: en
Pages: 373
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Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-11-30 - Publisher: Pen and Sword History

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Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Christine Seifert
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-01 - Publisher: Millbrook Press

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Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Various
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-25 - Publisher: Good Press

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Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Amal Amireh
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-17 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 197
Authors: Ruth Barraclough
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Language: en
Pages: 431
Authors: Chang Leslie
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Picador USA

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Language: en
Pages: 404
Authors: Philip Sheldon Foner
Categories: Business & Economics
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Language: en
Pages: 308
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