1st Edition

Disillusionment or New Opportunities? The Changing Nature of Work in Offices, Glasgow 1880–1914

By R. Guerriero Wilson Copyright 1998
    327 Pages
    by Routledge

    324 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1998, this book explores the physical and technological changes which occurred in the growing bureaucracies of big-business and of government as well as in the small and mid-size business of the city. The study of these changes provides a context within which to set the complementary experiences of the men and women who chose to seek a living in the wide array of constantly changing office jobs.

    1. Introduction.  2. Office Operations and Environments.  3. Supplying the needs of offices: Education for Office Workers.  4. Finding and Filling Office Jobs.  5. Career Paths: Fulfilment of the Vision?  6. White Collars into Pink: The Feminisation of Office Work.  7. Conclusion.


    R. Guerriero Wilson

    ’...an interesting and informative book...a fresh, well-argued study, strongly grounded in a particular geographical area - which is rare in itself. Historians of various persuasions - from business, to social, to gender - will find it most useful.’ Business History '... a scholarly and interesting study that not only adds to our understanding of this neglected area of work, gives added weight to a growing body of studies of business in Glasgow, but is also in many respects a good read for the general historian.' Albion