Gender Differences at Work: Women and Men in Non-traditional Occupations

Gender Differences at Work: Women and Men in Non-traditional Occupations

by Christine L. Williams
     
 

Nurses and marines epitomize accepted definitions of femininity and masculinity. Using ethnographic research and provocative in-depth interviews, Christine Williams argues that our popular stereotypes of individuals in nontraditional occupations—male nurses and female marines for example—are entirely unfounded. This new perspective helps to account for

Overview

Nurses and marines epitomize accepted definitions of femininity and masculinity. Using ethnographic research and provocative in-depth interviews, Christine Williams argues that our popular stereotypes of individuals in nontraditional occupations—male nurses and female marines for example—are entirely unfounded. This new perspective helps to account for the stubborn resilience of occupational stratification in the face of affirmative action and other anti-discrimination policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520063730
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/03/1989
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Christine L. Williams is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin.

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