Episode 18: Gender and Labor in France with Dr. Laura Frader

Join us as we talk to Dr. Laura Frader about her work in labor and gender! We talk about working class patterns in France, and connecting her work to women’s history. We then talk about her current project on the Treaty of Rome and gender equality policies. Dr. Frader speaks to her own experience working in the academy and the problems of gender inequality and labor.

Dr. Frader’s research focuses on the historical and cultural foundations of social inequality, particularly gender inequality in modern Europe. She is currently working on the history of gender equality policies of the European Community since the Treaty of Rome (1957) and their impacts on member states. Her publications include Gender and Class in Modern Europe (co-edited with Sonya O. Rose, Cornell University Press, 1996), Race in France: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Politics of Difference (co-edited with Herrick Chapman, Berghahn, 2004); and Breadwinners and Citizens: Gender in the Making of the French Social Model (Duke University Press, 2008) as well as many articles in English and French-language books and journals.


From This Episode:

Books Discussed:

What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France
by Mary Louise Roberts

Drawing the Global Colour Line: White Men’s Countries and the International Challenge of Racial Equality
by Marilyn Lake, Henry Reynolds

Making Empire: Colonial Encounters and the Creation of Imperial Rule in Nineteenth-Century Africa
by Richard Price

Along the Archival Grain: Epistemic Anxieties and Colonial Common Sense
by Ann Laura Stoler

World War One in Southeast Asia: Colonialism and Anticolonialism in an Era of Global Conflict
by Heather E. Streets-Salter

News from the Northeastern Graduate History Association:

Submit a paper to the Northeastern University Graduate History Association’s 10th Annual Graduate World History Conference!
It is scheduled for March 24th-25th and the keynote speaker is Ann Laura Stoler!
For more information: nuhistorygrads.wordpress.com/conference/

Statement from the History Graduate Student Association on graduate employee unionization: “We would like to say that, as a members of the History Graduate Student Association, we assert the right of graduate employees to organize a union and collectively bargain, and we condemn the actions of Northeastern’s administration is spreading misleading emails, harassing union activists, and spending enormous sums on anti-union law firms.”

The Breaking History podcast is a production of the Northeastern University History Graduate Student Association.

Producers and Sound Editors: Matt Bowser and Dan Squizzero
Theme Music: Kieran Legg


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