For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Black Women's Employment and the British Economy"

by Lewis, Gail (1993)


Gail Lewis's essay below, included in the collect, examines the position of black women in the British economy. As Harris and James describe, "the key aim is to show how black women's employment experiences have been shaped not only by economic factors and racism but by sexism and the sexual division of labour. It is the intersection between these elements that defines the distinct position of black women in the labour market as akin neither to that of white women nor to that of black men."


Black Women, Gender, Race, Racialised Labour, Gendered Labour, Female Labour, Division Of Labour, Intersectionality


Black Women, Occupational Segregation

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