Out to Work

Out to Work

A History of Wage-earning Women in the United States

Book - 2003
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Oxford University Press
First published in 1982, this pioneering work traces the transformation of "women's work" into wage labor in the United States, identifying the social, economic, and ideological forces that have shaped our expectations of what women do. Basing her observations upon the personal experience of individual American women set against the backdrop of American society, Alice Kessler-Harris examines the effects of class, ethnic and racial patterns, changing perceptions of wage work for women, and the relationship between wage-earning and family roles. In the 20th Anniversary Edition of this landmark book, the author has updated the original and written a new Afterword.

Publisher: Oxford, Eng. ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2003
Edition: 20th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780195157093
0195157095
Characteristics: xvi, 414 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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