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dc.contributor.authorMasheva, Ivelina
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-24T12:52:02Z
dc.date.available2023-07-24T12:52:02Z
dc.date.issued2023-07-17
dc.identifier.issn2573-9638
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/25739638.2023.2227513
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/14061
dc.description.abstractThe article investigates the issue of the eight-hour workday and its application from the early 1890s – when it first appeared on the Bulgarian organized labour movement’s agenda following the decisions of the Second International – to its adoption in national legislation as well as by the International Labour Organization in 1919, and finally, the enforcement of the eight-hour day in the Bulgarian textile industry between the two world wars. This article explores continuities and changes in the struggle to adopt and enforce the eight-hour day, conceptualizing them as parts of a single negotiated social process. The article employs a gendered and multi-scale approach to explore how working time limits were negotiated on and between the shop floor, the national political stage, and in international labour organizations by diverse social groups such as (un)organized (women) workers, trade unions and labour activists with various political affiliations, the state through its labour inspectorate, as well the International Labour Organization. The article goes beyond the gender-neutral language of legal documents, instead arguing that the eight-hour day was conceptualized differently – with some variations depending on women’s life-course stage and social circumstances – and held particular importance for women workers.
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectEight-hour dayen_US
dc.subjectProtective legislationen_US
dc.subjectGendered working timeen_US
dc.subjectLabour inspectionen_US
dc.subjectBulgarian textile industryen_US
dc.subjectILOen_US
dc.title“An eight-hour day for women workers”: Negotiating working time in the Bulgarian textile industry between international labour politics and the shop floor, 1890s to 1930sen_US
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe
rioxxterms.versionVoRen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/25739638.2023.2227513en_US
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_US
refterms.dateFCD2023-07-24T12:52:03Z
refterms.versionFCDVoR
refterms.dateFOA2023-07-24T12:52:03Z
dc.identifier.eissn2573-9646
dc.identifier.pii10.1080/25739638.2023.2227513
dc.description.sponsorshipH2020 European Research Councilen_US
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dc.source.endpage20


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