Migrant Women's Voices. Talking About Life and Work in the UK Since 1945
Book by Linda McDowell. Oxford University
Reviewed by Karen Fog Olwig, University of Copenhagen
Karen Fog Olwig, of the University of Copenhagen reviews Migrant Women’s Voices by Linda McDowell. This book presents a collection of stories of migrant women, working in factories and hospitals, banks, care homes, shops and universities over a period of 60 years. During the post-war period, Britain became a multi-cultural society and waged work the norm for most women. McDowell illustrates the shift in migration patterns as post-imperial migrants to the UK replaced the immediate post-war pattern of migrants from war-torn Europe and who were then themselves joined by migrants from an increasingly diverse range of countries as the 20th century drew to a close.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12322