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

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June 1997 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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
Elizabeth Higginbotham
Introduction
 
PART TWO: HISTORICAL AND ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES
Elizabeth Higginbotham
Introduction
Barbara Robles
An Economic Profile of Women in the United States
Sharon Harley
Speaking Up
The Politics of Black Women's Labor History

 
 
PART THREE: MANUFACTURING AND DOMESTIC SERVICE
Mary Romero
Introduction
Joyce Chinen
The Evolution of `Alohawear'
Colonialism, Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Hawaii's Garment Industry

 
Louise Lamphere
Everyday Work Experiences
Mexican American and Anglo Women in the Sunbelt Factories

 
Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
Working `without Papers' in the US
Towards the Integration of Legal Status in Frameworks of Race, Class and Gender

 
 
PART FOUR: HEALTH CARE, PROFESSIONS, MANAGERIAL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Elizabeth Higginbotham
Introduction
Sandra Morgen
Class Experience and Conflict in Feminist Workplaces
A Case Study

 
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
Koreans in New York City

 
 
PART FIVE: WORKING FOR A BETTER COMMUNITY: DILEMMAS IN BUILDING SOLIDARITY
Mary Romero
Introduction
Mary Pardo
Working-Class Mexican American Women and `Voluntarism'
`We Had to Do It'

 
Lynda Dickson
The Third Shift
Black Women's Club Activities in Denver, 1900-1925

 
 
PART SIX: EPILOG
Mary Romero
Epilogue

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