|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.
From the Publisher:
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.