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Author Seccombe, Wally.

Title Weathering the storm : working-class families from the Industrial Revolution to the fertility decline / Wally Seccombe
Published London ; New York : Verso, 1993


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Description vii, 286 pages
Contents 1. Working-class family forms in the capitalist mode of production : The fetishism of the wage form and the concealment of domestic labour ; Men's domestic prerogatives and women's subordination in the labour market ; Labour-power: proletarian supply and capitalist demand ; Capitalism and the nuclear form of the working-class family -- 2. Changing family forms in the first Industrial Revolution : The Industrial Revolution ; The separation of workplaces from households: effects on the family wage economy ; Women's employment patterns ; Child labour and familial relations of production ; Housing in the midst of the urgan onrush ; Women's domestic work and the household as a workplace ; Work-class marriage informalized ; 'A crisis of the working-class family'? ; The augmentation of nuclear families -- 3. Strains in the extensive reproduction of labour-power -- 4. The second Industrial Revolution: 1873-1914 : The recruitment and training of labour ; The rise of schooling ; The effects of compulsory schooling on working-class families ; Emergence and consolidation of the male-breadwinner norm ; Transformations in working-class housing ; Changes in household technology and domestic labour ; The rise of mass transit ; The settling of working-class neighbourhoods ; Household composition and domestic space ; Wage distribution patterns within families -- 5. Starting to stop: the proletarian fertility decline : Procreative risks, conjugal power, sexual passion and self-control ; Reasons or wanting to stop ; Perennial reasons and the timing of the decline ; Explaining the fertility decline: towards an un-immaculate reconception -- 6. Conclusion : Origins of the traditional family ; Putting recent trends in perspective
Analysis Europe
Families Social change History
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 257-276
Subject Families -- Economic aspects -- Europe -- History.
Families -- Europe -- History.
Family size -- Europe.
Fertility, Human -- Europe.
Working class families -- Europe -- History.
Working class -- Europe -- History.
LC no. 93036720
ISBN 0859840646 (paperback)