Book reviews

Gallot Fanny, 2015, En découdre. Comment les ouvrières ont révolutionné le travail et la société [Raring for a fight: How women factory workers revolutionized work and society in France], Paris, La Découverte, 288 p.

Christine Hamelin  By the same author


This work, which the author derived from her doctoral thesis, focuses on women factory workers hired in the late 1960s at a time when the French economy was still growing; many were laid off early in the 2000s, a time of de-industrialization and factory closures. Fanny Gallot’s undertaking is ambitious: to reconstitute the contours of an entire generation of women workers using a socio-historical (…)