Gendering Labor History (Working Class in American History) by Alice Kessler-Harris

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  • Gender Studies,
  • Social history,
  • Work & labour,
  • United States,
  • Labor & Industrial Relations - General,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • Women,
  • World - General,
  • Social Science / Gender Studies,
  • History,
  • Employment,
  • Women labor union members,
  • Working class women

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages392
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Open LibraryOL9421029M
ISBN 100252073932
ISBN 109780252073939

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Gendering Labor History exhibits both truth and beauty, as it makes its case for a labour history which treats gender as no more natural, that is, historically immutable, than this reconstituted Welsh countryside.”--History Workshop JournalCited by: Gendering Labor History is a collection of Alice Kessler-Harris's essays from Kessler-Harris is probably the most prominent of feminist labor historians, and the author of the classic book Women Have Always Worked.

In this collection, the evolution of her thinking and focuses is fascinating to trace/5. The seventeen essays included in Alice Kessler-Harris’s Gendering Labor History are divided into four sections, narrating the evolution and refinement of her central project: to show gender’s fundamental importance to the shaping of U.S.

history and working-class culture. The seventeen essays included in Alice Kessler-Harris’s Gendering Labor History are divided into 4 sections, narrating the evolution and refinement of her central project: to show gender’s.

--Organizing the unorganizable: three Jewish women and their union --Problems of coalition building: women and trade unions in the s --Rose Schneiderman and the limits of women's trade unionism --Stratifying by sex: notes on the history of working women --Independence and virtue in the lives of wage-earning women in the United States.

gendering labour history has gone through, the book will also be very useful as a teaching tool. Even if ‘‘the notion of labor history retains its male framework’’, as the author puts it in the Introduction, the field is now unthinkable without gender, and Alice Kessler-Harris has been in the forefront of creating that change.

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Alice Kessler-Harris has assembled seventeen essays, from tothat chronicle the evolution of her thinking about labor history and women's history. Gendering Labor History: The Working Class in America History Series - By Alice Kessler-Harris Article in WorkingUSA 11(4) December with 41 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

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To Barryâ s credit, her work raises some new questions for. In this pathbreaking study of the gendering of the practices of history, Bonnie Smith resurrects the amateur history written by women in the nineteenth century--a type of history condemned as trivial by "scientific" male historians.

She demonstrates the degree to which the profession defined itself in opposition to amateurism, femininity, and Cited by: Table of contents for Gendering labor history / Alice Kessler-Harris.

Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.

Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. Another Civil War:Labor, Capital, and the State in the Antharacite Regions of Pennslyvania, by Grace Palladino Gendering Labor History by Alice Kessler-Harris Encyclopedia of U.S.

Labor and Working-Class History edited by Eric Arneson The Human Tradition in American Labor History edited by Eric Arneson Her other books include Gendering Labor History, which collects some of her best-known essays on women and wage work; In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in Twentieth Century America, which won several prizes including the Joan Kelly Prize, the Philip Taft award, and the Bancroft Prize.

Thirty years later, Christmas labor still seems to be considered “women’s work.” “The amount of time spent and money spent [on Christmas],” Janning tells me, “is a gendered thing.” And in a study of kinkeepers, conducted by Dawn O.

Braithwaite at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 91 percent of self-identified kin-keepers. Some of Kessler-Harris' essays in women's labor history are collected in Gendering Labor History ().

Her most recent book is A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of. Alice Kessler-Harris Gendering Labor History. [The Working Class in American History.]University of Illinois Press, Urbana [etc.] pp. Ill. £; - Volume 54 Issue 1 - Francisca de HaanAuthor: Francisca de Haan.

by multiple authors includes books The Spirit of German Immigrants, Labor Conflict, and the Coming of the Civil War (Working Class in American History), Waterfront Workers: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON RACE AND CLASS, The Great Strikes ofand several more.

Gendering Modernism offers a critical reappraisal of the modernist movement, asking how gender norms of the time shaped the rebellion of the self-avowed modernists and examining the impact of radical gender reformers on modernism.

Focusing primarily on the connections between North American and European modernists, Maria Bucur explains why it is imperative that we consider the. Gendering the Trans-Pacific World seeks scholarship that offers original approaches to understanding these complex power relations.

It welcomes social and cultural history and biography as well as interdisciplinary works that examine art, photography, film, and literature. Great introduction to caste and gender in caste/class book doesn't give deep insight into the problem but as said by the writer is like the seed for the plant i.e., the research that still needs to take place in this particular the book with mere theories and some examples is recommend to anyone who wants to start the research into caste 4/5.

Gendering Poverty in Labor Legislation in Argentina, Gender-specific labor laws largely enforced the assignment of women to lower paying activities in the factory and longer hours outside the factory.

Her books include In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in Twentieth Century America (), which won the Bancroft, Taft, Joan Kelly, and Herbert Hoover prizes; Gendering Labor History (), which contains her essays on women, work and social policy, the recently re-issued A Woman’s Wage: Historical.

Book Reviews. Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants. Kitty Krupat. View article. PDF. Gendering Labor History.

Franca Iacovetta. View article. PDF. Widows and Orphans First: The Family Economy and Social Welfare Policy, Lisa Levenstein. View article.

PDF. C.L. Ridgeway, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 4 Conclusions. Both the gender division of labor and gender inequality in a society depend on its cultural beliefs about the nature and social value of gender differences in competencies and traits.

Such taken for granted beliefs allow actors to be reliably categorized as men and women in all contexts and. An ambitious comparative study, Gendering Radicalism demonstrates the continuity and changes of the party both within and among three generations of its female leaders’ lives. Author Bio Beth Slutsky is an associate instructor of history at the University of California, Davis, and a program coordinator for the California History–Social.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content. Hours and Wages: The Gendering of Labor Standards in America Sybil Lipschultz My generation, in its quest for feminist change, has faced many of the same struggles and obstacles in the American legal process as our historical predecessors.

Many articles and books can easily appear in several categories. For example, Bonnie Smith’s book, The Gender of History appears in the section on Methodologies and Historiographies, but could fit equally well in the section on Creative Expressions.

Gendering of Racial Ideology, ," William and Mary Quarterly 3rd ser, v. 54 File Size: KB. In History from the Bottom Up and the Inside Out James R. Barrett rethinks the boundaries of American social and labor history by investigating the ways in which working-class, radical, and immigrant people's personal lives intersected with their activism and religious, racial, ethnic, and class identities.

Concerned with carving out space for individuals in the story of the working class.Gendering Modern Japanese History Book Description: In the past quarter-century, gender has emerged as a lively area of inquiry for historians and other scholars, and gender analysis has suggested important revisions of the “master narratives" of national histories—the dominant, often celebratory tales of the successes of a nation and its.

“Gendering Radicalism” tells important story of women and communism Aug PM CDT By Tony Pecinovsky The history of American communism, while contested, is a central component of.

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