A Woman's Wage: Historical Meanings and Social Consequences / Edition 1

A Woman's Wage: Historical Meanings and Social Consequences / Edition 1

by Alice Kessler-Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813108039

ISBN-13: 9780813108032

Pub. Date: 07/28/1991

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Hidden inside everyone's paycheck is a set of social constructs that conveys messages about our lives and social roles. In this path breaking book, Alice Kessler-Harris explores the meanings of women's wages in the United States in the twentieth century.  See more details below

Overview

Hidden inside everyone's paycheck is a set of social constructs that conveys messages about our lives and social roles. In this path breaking book, Alice Kessler-Harris explores the meanings of women's wages in the United States in the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813108032
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
07/28/1991
Series:
Blazer Lectures Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.53(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction 1

1 The Wage Conceived: Value and Need as Measures of a Woman's Worth 7

2 Law and a Living: The Gendered Content of "Free Labor" in the Progressive Period 31

3 Providers: An Exploration of Gender Ideology in the 1930s 53

4 The Double Meaning of Equal Pay 75

5 The Just Price, the Free Market, and the Value of Women 105

6 A Woman's Wage, Redux 121

Acknowledgments 143

Notes 145

Index 177

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