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

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August 1997 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

 
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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