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dc.contributor.authorPopova, Zhanna
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-24T13:33:37Z
dc.date.available2023-07-24T13:33:37Z
dc.date.issued2023-06-29
dc.identifier.issn2573-9638
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/25739638.2023.2227516
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/14062
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the history of women’s activism within the state apparatus, focusing on women labour inspectors in interwar Poland. Part of the State Labour Inspectorate since its creation in 1919, women inspectors often combined their professional duties with a distinctly activist stance. Like their male colleagues, they ensured compliance with labour legislation by performing factory visits and collecting information on the conditions of workers’ lives and labour. But they also led campaigns in the press, published books and brochures intended to mobilize public opinion around issues related to the labour of women and minors, and sought to build activist networks aimed at the improvement of women workers’ conditions. They exposed particularly exploitative labour arrangements, such as the labour of underage apprentices, and conceptualized them as urgent social problems. These multiple engagements meant that women labour inspectors moved between different scales of action including direct intervention on the shop floor, research and publications aimed at a national audience, and transnational contacts with the International Labour Organization, which had been committed to improving women workers’ conditions since its inception.
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.subjectLabour inspectionen_US
dc.subjectWomen’s labour activismen_US
dc.subjectSecond Polish Republicen_US
dc.subjectLabour historyen_US
dc.titlePolish women labour inspectors between the world wars: Scrutinizing the workplace and mobilizing public opinionen_US
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe
rioxxterms.versionVoRen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/25739638.2023.2227516en_US
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_US
refterms.dateFCD2023-07-24T13:33:38Z
refterms.versionFCDVoR
refterms.dateFOA2023-07-24T13:33:38Z
dc.identifier.eissn2573-9646
dc.identifier.pii10.1080/25739638.2023.2227516
dc.description.sponsorshipthe European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programmeen_US
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