CLR-Studies 2




Women in Construction (2004)

Linda Clarke, Elisabeth Michielsens, Elsebet Frydendal Pedersen, Barbara Susman & Christine Wall (eds)



Women's presence in the construction industry has been sparsely documented and this is especially true of women in manual trades, working as carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters, plasterers, scaffolders and bricklayers. This book sets out to rectify this omission and reveals how women have been working in the industry, now and in the past, from the Indian subcontinent and Africa to the US and Europe. The authors explore the reasons why the construction industry has remained overwhelmingly male dominated both in image and numbers. It brings together original research by an international group of writers and academics, and personal accounts, as well as contemporary and historical photographs of women working in construction.

Reed Business Information, The Hague. ISBN 90 5901 303 4

Last copies: 10 Euro.

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