1st Edition

Industrial Housewives Women's Social Work in the Factories of Nazi Germany

By Carola Sachse Copyright 1987
    108 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Focusing on women and their work, this valuable historical study traces industrial social work from its inception through the Nazi period. Author Sachse provides an analysis of policies applied to women workers rather than developed by and for them--as an example of how social policy treats women. This thorough book examines the continuities and discontinuities of industrial social work, and assesses the effect on the industrial welfare system of developments within National Socialism. Within this framework the study examines the role of women in industrial social work and labor relations, the attitudes of various groups toward the proper relations between industry and government, and the well-documented relationship between industrialists and the German Labor Front (DAF), the organization that replaced the outlawed labor unions.

    Contents Foreword
    • Introduction
    • The Beginnings of Industrial Social Work
    • Factory Family Welfare in the 1920s
    • The Bielefeld Model of Industrial Social Work
    • Petty Warfare Between the Giants: Industry vs. the DAF
    • Factory or Family? Industrial Social Work versus Plant Family Welfare
    • Plant Welfare in Industrial Practice Under National Socialism
    • Conclusion
    • Notes
    • Index


    Sachse, Carola