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Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States / Edition 20
     

Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States / Edition 20

by Alice Kessler-Harris
 

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ISBN-10: 0195157095

ISBN-13: 9780195157093

Pub. Date: 02/13/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

First published in 1982, this pioneering work traces the transformation of "women's work" into wage labor in the United States, identifying the social, economic, and ideological forces that have shaped our expectations of what women do. Basing her observations upon the personal experience of individual American women set against the backdrop of American

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First published in 1982, this pioneering work traces the transformation of "women's work" into wage labor in the United States, identifying the social, economic, and ideological forces that have shaped our expectations of what women do. Basing her observations upon the personal experience of individual American women set against the backdrop of American society, Alice Kessler-Harris examines the effects of class, ethnic and racial patterns, changing perceptions of wage work for women, and the relationship between wage-earning and family roles. In the 20th Anniversary Edition of this landmark book, the author has updated the original and written a new Afterword.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195157093
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/13/2003
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
434,848
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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