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Coping with economic uncertainty: women's work and the protoindustrial family in eighteenth-century Lyon

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The aim of this article is to analyse how female working conditions and remunerations were affected by the structural and economic crises that impacted Lyon silk industry in the second half of the eighteenth century. It concentrates, at a micro level, on different circumstances in which sources allow us to see women and their families coping with economic uncertainty: small-scale wage conflicts with their employers, clandestine work and illicit activities. This essay studies how women's work was a real issue in power conflicts and a tool for household adaptive strategies during periods of crisis.

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hal-02564983 , version 1 (25-03-2021)
hal-02564983 , version 2 (24-08-2021)

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Anne Montenach. Coping with economic uncertainty: women's work and the protoindustrial family in eighteenth-century Lyon. Continuity and Change, 2020, 35 (1), pp.33-52. ⟨10.1017/S0268416020000041⟩. ⟨hal-02564983v2⟩
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