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Making a place: women in the "workers' city"

Peel, Mark


Beginning with a description of Elizabeth, an outer suburb of Adelaide, as a ‘ workers’ city, this paper asserts the central importance of women's activities, whether in households or wider territories, in the making, defining and defending of place. Against the notion that Elizabeth and places like it were ‘ working man's towns', the paper argues that while men's capabilities as workers and breadwinners were important, it was women within working-class households who performed the more...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program
Date published: 1993
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.4225/13/590a52a4ac849
Access Rights: Open Access


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