This collection of original research articles explores how race, ethnicity, and social class have shaped the work lives of women. Women and Work explores womenÆs working conditions, their wages and salaries, their abilities to control their work environments, and how they see themselves and their options in the workplace. A great deal of importance is given to women of color, non-citizens, and working-class womenùgroups that are often neglected in other treatments of this subject. The integration of work and family, womenÆs vision of their own work and consciousness as employees, and womenÆs resistance to exploitative and limiting work are themes are also addressed throughout this book. Written by and interdisciplinary group of women scholars, Women and Work will be of interest to faculty, researchers, and advanced students in the fields of sociology, organization studies, psychology, gender studies, womenÆs history, and economics.
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
PART TWO: HISTORICAL AND ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES
An Economic Profile of Women in the United States
PART THREE: MANUFACTURING AND DOMESTIC SERVICE
The Evolution of `Alohawear'
Everyday Work Experiences
Working `without Papers' in the US
PART FOUR: HEALTH CARE, PROFESSIONS, MANAGERIAL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Class Experience and Conflict in Feminist Workplaces
Lynn Weber and Elizabeth Higginbotham
Black and White Professional-Managerial Women's Perceptions of Racism and Sexism in the Workplace
Pyong Gap Min
Immigrant Entrepreneurship, the Increase in Wife's Economic Role and Unequal Social Rewards
PART FIVE: WORKING FOR A BETTER COMMUNITY: DILEMMAS IN BUILDING SOLIDARITY
Working-Class Mexican American Women and `Voluntarism'
The Third Shift
PART SIX: EPILOG