Women and Work: Vol 6: Exploring Race, Ethnicity and Class

Women and Work: Vol 6: Exploring Race, Ethnicity and Class

by Elizabeth Higginbotham, Mary Romeo
     
 

How race, ethnicity and social class shape the working lives, working conditions

and wages of women is explored in this collection of original research articles.

With the emphasis on women from non-white or working-class backgrounds,

Women and Work assesses women's abilities to control their work environments, how they see themselves and their options

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Overview

How race, ethnicity and social class shape the working lives, working conditions

and wages of women is explored in this collection of original research articles.

With the emphasis on women from non-white or working-class backgrounds,

Women and Work assesses women's abilities to control their work environments, how they see themselves and their options in the work place. Throughout, the collection addresses such topics as the integration of work and family, women's vision of their own work and consciousness as employees, and women's resistance to exploitative and limiting work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803950580
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/12/1997
Series:
Women and Work: A Research and Policy Series, #6
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.86(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Introduction - Elizabeth Higginbotham
PART TWO: HISTORICAL AND ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES
Introduction - Elizabeth Higginbotham
An Economic Profile of Women in the United States - Barbara Robles
Speaking Up - Sharon Harley
The Politics of Black Women's Labor History
PART THREE: MANUFACTURING AND DOMESTIC SERVICE
Introduction - Mary Romero
The Evolution of 'Alohawear' - Joyce Chinen
Colonialism, Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Hawaii's Garment Industry
Everyday Work Experiences - Louise Lamphere
Mexican American and Anglo Women in the Sunbelt Factories
Working 'without Papers' in the US - Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
Towards the Integration of Legal Status in Frameworks of Race, Class and Gender
PART FOUR: HEALTH CARE, PROFESSIONS, MANAGERIAL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Introduction - Elizabeth Higginbotham
Class Experience and Conflict in Feminist Workplaces - Sandra Morgen
A Case Study
Black and White Professional-Managerial Women's Perceptions of Racism and Sexism in the Workplace - Lynn Weber and Elizabeth Higginbotham
Immigrant Entrepreneurship, the Increase in Wife's Economic Role and Unequal Social Rewards - Pyong Gap Min
Koreans in New York City
PART FIVE: WORKING FOR A BETTER COMMUNITY: DILEMMAS IN BUILDING SOLIDARITY
Introduction - Mary Romero
Working-Class Mexican American Women and 'Voluntarism' - Mary Pardo
'We Had to Do It'
The Third Shift - Lynda Dickson
Black Women's Club Activities in Denver, 1900-1925
PART SIX: EPILOG
Epilogue - Mary Romero

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