Race, Gender and Work: A Multi-Cultural Economic Histoy of Women in the United States (Revised Edition) / Edition 1

Race, Gender and Work: A Multi-Cultural Economic Histoy of Women in the United States (Revised Edition) / Edition 1

by Teresa Amott, Julie Matthaei, Julie Matthaei, Julia A. Mattaei
     
 


With new data on women's economic status in the '90s, this classic feminist book explores the intersecting effects of race and gender on women from diverse backgrounds. "Amott and Matthaei have given us a lovingly detailed, richly textured history of American working women... Almost everyone will find a bit of her own grandmother's struggles and contributions in… See more details below

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With new data on women's economic status in the '90s, this classic feminist book explores the intersecting effects of race and gender on women from diverse backgrounds. "Amott and Matthaei have given us a lovingly detailed, richly textured history of American working women... Almost everyone will find a bit of her own grandmother's struggles and contributions in this impressively comprehensive book."--Barbara Ehrenreich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896085374
Publisher:
South End Press
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Series:
Women's Studies
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
441
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface and Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2Race, Class, Gender, and Women's Works: A Conceptual Framework11
Ch. 3I Am the Fire of Time: American Indian Women31
Ch. 4The Soul of Tierra Madre: Chicana Women63
Ch. 5Whatever Your Fight, Don't Be Ladylike: European American Women95
Ch. 6We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible: African American Women141
Ch. 7Climbing Gold Mountain: Asian American Women193
Ch. 8Yo Misma Fui Mi Ruta: Puerto Rican Women257
Ch. 9The Growth of Wage Work291
Ch. 10The Transformation of Women's Wage Work317
Ch. 11Seeking Beyond History355
Notes363
App A: United States Census Sources403
App B: Definitions of Major Occupational Categories408
App C: Labor Force Participation Rates, 1900-1980, and Share of Families Which Were Female-Headed, 1960-1980412
App D: Some Problems of Comparability Between Census Years414
Index416

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