Women in the Workplace

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The history of paid employment for women, whether they are assembly line workers, astronauts, cowgirls, prostitutes, members of the President's Cabinet, or Supreme Court justices...this is the territory mapped out by The ABC-CLIO Companion to Women in the Workplace. Addressing the sweep of time from the colonial era to the present, the entries cover the events, organizations, and court cases that have changed working conditions for women and pinpoint the terms, concepts, and major issues confronted by women in ...
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The history of paid employment for women, whether they are assembly line workers, astronauts, cowgirls, prostitutes, members of the President's Cabinet, or Supreme Court justices...this is the territory mapped out by The ABC-CLIO Companion to Women in the Workplace. Addressing the sweep of time from the colonial era to the present, the entries cover the events, organizations, and court cases that have changed working conditions for women and pinpoint the terms, concepts, and major issues confronted by women in industrial and professional careers, in nontraditional occupations, and as entrepreneurs. Several of the entries are biographical sketches that identify the individuals - both well known and obscure - whose particular struggles and achievements combine to weave the historical tapestry of women at work. The book's A-to-Z entries are carefully cross-referenced to direct the reader to related topics; access to the entries is further enhanced by an end-of-book subject index. A separate section contains a concise chronology of events, and a bibliography points to sources for additional reading. Several black-and-white photographs bring people and places to life as only illustrations can. A well-organized volume that treats the full scope of the topic, this important reference source will be a boon to anyone investigation the diverse field of women at work.
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"A timely subject, a clear writing style, and an easy-to-use format make this A-to-Z historical guide to women in the workplace lively and worthwhile. Recommended for Women's Collections."

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A timely subject, a clear writing style, and an easy-to-use format make this A-to-Z historical guide to women in the workplace lively and worthwhile. Written for the general reader by authors of other works on women (e.g., Sound Off: Military Women Speak Out , LJ 6/15/91), this distinctive work includes entries varying in length from one paragraph to several pages, with sources provided at the end of each. The profiles offer quickly accessible information on female pioneers and achievers, women's roles in occupations and professions, and significant historical events, laws, issues, and organizations affecting women. It also features a well-written introduction, a useful chronology, and an extensive bibliography. The scope of this reference is limited to women's contributions in terms of paid work and more specifically to individuals, ethnic groups, and ideas that the authors view as important. Therefore, inclusion is based on subjective criteria (for example, Sandra Day O'Connor and Carla Anderson Hills are included, but Anita Hill and Hillary Rodham Clinton are not). In addition, certain entries, like the one for the Occupational Outlook Handbook , seem irrelevant. Still, this relatively inexpensive work adds to the growing body of literature on women's issues. Recommended for women's collections.-- Marilyn Rosenthal, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y.
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The scope is confined to women's paid work, excluding contributions made on the home front. A 16-page introduction chronicling the history of women and work in America is followed by entries in A-Z arrangement, each with see also references and at least one bibliographic citation. Most entries are biographical, but others discuss issues, themes, categories of work, or organizations and institutions, e.g. academic women, apprentices, architects, artists, sexual harassment, nontraditional occupations, White House Conference on Children (1909). This reference is useful in particular for access to information about some lesser known important women. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874366945
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/1993
  • Series: World History Companions Series
  • Pages: 371
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 1.41 (d)

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