By Dana Frank
"[Bananeras] is a crucial accounting of the struggles nonetheless being waged."—Margaret Randall, writer of whilst i glance Into the reflect and notice You: ladies, Terror, and Resistance
Women banana employees have prepared themselves and won expanding regulate over their unions, their places of work, and their lives. hugely available and narrative well-liked, Bananeras recounts the heritage and progress of this very important flow and exhibits how Latin American girl employees are shaping and largely reimagining the probabilities of overseas exertions solidarity.
Dana Frank is a professor of background on the college of California, Santa Cruz, and the writer of the award-winning purchase American: The Untold tale of financial Nationalism.
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Viewed through this ideological lens, the care of the sick was construed by Council women as both the private and the public responsibility of women. " The first speaker, Miss Agnes V. Harris of the Hamilton Local Council of Women,8 sketched the development of hospital nursing as an "avocation" for middle-class women and explored its relationship to a domestic and non-remunerative construction of 22 CARING AND CURING woman's work. " The burgeoning crop of hospitals offering instruction in nursing accounted for the elevated status of hospital nurses, according to Harris, and explained the recent and "remarkable" transformation of the public's attitude toward nursing as an occupation for middle-class women.
In her presidential address of 1898, Agnes Snively, the Superintendent of the Toronto General Hospital School for Nurses, raised these and other "professional" issues; see Annual Conventions 1893-1899, 6-10. See also Barbara Melosh, "The Physician's Hand": Work Culture and Conflict in American Nursing (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982), chap. , HELPERS OR HEROINES ? 43 Nursing History: New Perspectives, New Possibilities (New York: Teachers College Press, 1983), 47-64. 7. , 1894): 10-13.
2. The middle-class character of the National Council of Women, and of the late nineteenth-century women's movement in general, is well established. See Veronica StrongBoag, The Parliament of Women: The National Council of Women of Canada, 1893-1929 (Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1976); Carol Lee Bacchi, Liberation Deferred? D. D. dissertation, Carleton University, 1990). 3. Pauline Jardin has constructed a profile of nursing students at the Toronto General Hospital School of Nursing between 1881 and 1914, see "An Urban Middle-Class Calling: Women and the Emergence of Modern Nursing Education at the Toronto General Hospital 1881-1914," Urban History Review/Revue d'histoire urbaine 17, 3 (February 1989): 177-190.
Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America by Dana Frank