Women and Minorities in American Professions [NOOK Book]

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By asking how and with what measure of success women and minorities fare in comparison to whites in American professions, this book provides original, up-to-date analyses of the fame and fortune of newcomers in professional fields. Each chapter examines gender and/or racial differences in patterns of segregation and discrimination, career paths, and labor market outcomes in particular professions from a comparative, historical perspective. In so doing, the experiences of educated women and minorities are linked ...
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Women and Minorities in American Professions

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Overview

By asking how and with what measure of success women and minorities fare in comparison to whites in American professions, this book provides original, up-to-date analyses of the fame and fortune of newcomers in professional fields. Each chapter examines gender and/or racial differences in patterns of segregation and discrimination, career paths, and labor market outcomes in particular professions from a comparative, historical perspective. In so doing, the experiences of educated women and minorities are linked to the broader field of sociology of occupations and professions. Women and Minorities in American Professions unravels complexities in the process of career advancement in white-collar professions and offers comprehensive and interdisciplinary coverage of career achievements and issues for women and minority professionals, including theories of inequality, analyses of the impact of demographic shifts, deindustrialization, and policy changes.
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Ten essays view the gains as well as the losses and discouragements. Topics explored include women in law, controlled progress in a technical occupation, women dentists, race and ethnic minorities, white women in management, the status of women in the "female profession" of social work, African American women and men in the US military, Native Americans in higher education, and medical school faculty then and now. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438421841
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 787 KB

Table of Contents

Foreword
1 Introduction 1
2 Watching the Changes: Women in Law 19
3 Women in Computer Work: Controlled Progress in a Technical Occupation 43
4 Women Dentists: The Social Construction of a Profession 65
5 Race and Ethnic Minorities and White Women in Management: Changes and Challenges 87
6 Social Work: The Status of Women in a "Female Profession" 111
7 Serving Our Country: African American Women and Men in the U.S. Military 135
8 Native Americans in Higher Education 157
9 Medical School Faculty Then and Now 169
10 Conclusion 201
Contributors 207
Index 211
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