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Hidden aspects of women's work /
edited by Christine Bose, Roslyn Feldberg, and Natalie Sokoloff ; with the Women and Work Research Group.
imprint
New York : Praeger, 1987.
description
x, 380 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0275924157 (alk. paper) :
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imprint
New York : Praeger, 1987.
isbn
0275924157 (alk. paper) :
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
2920976
 
Bibliography: p. 323-369.
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Appeared in Choice on 1988-02:
This collection of 13 papers by members of the Women and Work Research Group examines the status of American women workers from a Marxist-feminist viewpoint. The papers are concerned with three main themes: the effects of the patriarchal organization of society that define the role of women in the work force; the relation between work inside and outside the home; and efforts of women to change the popular conception of their place in the work force. Contributors discuss problems of discrimination in pay, promotion, and job tenure; sexual harassment; and the pressures of expectations to be a ``superwoman.'' The papers range from a study of the unionizing efforts of women clothing workers in the 1860s to an examination of the changes in the structure of the clerical work force brought about by the introduction of computers to the modern office. Extensive bibliography. Printed from unjustified typescript, but on permanent paper and well bound. Recommended for advanced undergraduate and graduate research libraries.-E.P. Hoffman, Western Michigan University
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'œ"This collection of 13 papers by members of the Women and Work Research Group examines the status of American women workers from a Marxist-feminist viewpoint. The papers are concerned with three main themes: the effects of the patriarchal organization of society that define the role of women in the work force; the relation between work inside and outside the home; and efforts of women to change the popular conception of their place in the work force. Contributors discuss problems of discrimination in pay, promotion, and job tenure; sexual harassment; and the pressures of expectations to be a 'superwomen." The papers range from a study of the unionizing efforts of women clothing workers in the 1860s to an examination of the changes in the structure of the clerical work force brought about by the introduction of computers to the modern office. Extensive bibliography. Recommended for advanced undergraduate and graduate research libraries.'' Choice
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Summaries
Long Description
Here is a landmark publication in women's studies. Hidden Aspects of Women's Work is the culmination of years of research by the prestigious Women and Work Research Group. The book offers an unusually comprehensive discussion of women in the work force, covering both unpaid domestic work and paid labor the experiences of blue collar workers and professionals, and the ways the institutions affect them all. In addition to offering broad coverage of how women and men differ in work experience and job satisfaction, the book addresses the intersection between work and family life and the "supermom" syndrome, reports on sexual harassment with new findings that it is more deeply ingrained in the workplace than previously imagined, the impact technology has had on clerical jobs, and more. The contributors, representing a range of disciplines, have left no stone unturned in their search to understand the nature of women's work and how their status in the marketplace can be improved.
Long Description
Here is a landmark publication in women's studies. Hidden Aspects of Women's Work is the culmination of years of research by the prestigious Women and Work Research Group. The book offers an unusually comprehensive discussion of women in the work force, covering both unpaid domestic work and paid labor the experiences of blue collar workers and professionals, and the ways the institutions affect them all. In addition to offering broad coverage of how women and men differ in work experience and job satisfaction, the book addresses the intersection between work and family life and the supermom syndrome, reports on sexual harassment with new findings that it is more deeply ingrained in the workplace than previously imagined, the impact technology has had on clerical jobs, and more. The contributors, representing a range of disciplines, have left no stone unturned in their search to understand the nature of women's work and how their status in the marketplace can be improved.
Table of Contents
Preface
""Introduction: Considerations in the Study of Women and Work""
The Women and Work Research Group
Structures, Patterns, and Ideologies
Links Between the Public and Private Spheres
Consciousness and Resistance
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors
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