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





ISBN 9781138311770
Published November 9, 2018 by Routledge
314 Pages

 
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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.

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’...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