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Inhaltsangabe: Iacovetta examines the changes many had to face during the transition from peasant worker in an under-developed, rural economy to wage-earner in an urban, industrial society. Their experiences in Canada, she reveals, were shaped by class, gender, and ethnicity as well as familial responsibilities, government policies, and racism. In addition to conducting numerous interviews, Iacovetta has drawn on recent scholarship in immigration, family, labour studies, oral history, and women's history. Although both women and men struggled and were exploited, Iacovetta shows that they found innovative ways to recreate cherished rituals and customs from their homeland and managed to derive a sense of dignity and honour from the labours they performed.
Review: "Written from a feminist perspective, Such Hardworking People is a social history weaving together the many strands of personal storytelling, anecdotal evidence, newspaper reports, even the occasional quotation from the dehumanizing language of immigration contracts calling for "bulk" orders of immigrants, preferably not from southern Italy ... For the children of these immigrants Such Hardworking People is a timely reminder of the source of their wealth. For the general reader, Iacovetta has written a thoroughly researched and fascinating story of the historical interplay between communal values and personal success." Damiano Pietropaolo, Globe and Mail. "A scholarly but approachable study of how immigrant Italians put down their roots in postwar Toronto, lovingly written by a feminist daughter of those hardworking people.'" Ted Mumford, Toronto Life "Iacovetta has unearthed much that has been relatively unknown. A scholar of growing respect, she has written more extensively than anyone else on a hitherto neglected aspect of the Italian immigrant experience ... Existing documents have not only been exhaustively studied but are supplemented with interviews which give the work life and colour." Kenneth Bagnell, author of Canadese: A Portrait of Italian Canadians. "Perceptive and sensitive ... a very good fusion of Canadian immigration, ethnic, labour, and women's history ... Iacovetta has skilfully integrated information from over seventy interviews; the most revealing comments come from these." Don Avery, Department of History, University of Western Ontario.
Buchbeschreibung McGill-Queen's University Press, 1993. Buchzustand: Good. 1 Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP2769267
Buchbeschreibung McGill-Queen's University Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0773511458I3N00
Buchbeschreibung McGill-Queen's University Press, 1993. Buchzustand: Fair. 1 Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP92742309
Buchbeschreibung McGill-Queen's University Press. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0773511458 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0773511458Z2
Buchbeschreibung Inst for Research on, 1993. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. (NB119 JUN7T5N) light edge/point wear, light scuffing, some underlining, notation or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0773511458
Buchbeschreibung Inst for Research on, 1993. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0773511458
Buchbeschreibung McGill-Queen's University Press, 1993. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 278 pages. Very light cover corners rubbing otherwise a fine copy with uncreased spine and covers, tight binding and clean text. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001753
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: good. Used products do not contain supplements and some products may include highlighting and writing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 16249729-5
Buchbeschreibung McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1993. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition in trade paperback. 278 pp. Illustrations, appendix, notes, index. Tiny bump to spine bottom, barest hint of soiling to foredge, very minor curl to covers. Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 242279
Buchbeschreibung McGill-Queens Unviersity Press, 1992. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 278 pp, index. Light corner wear. Interior unmarked. Spine straight and uncreased. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 031960