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Workplace/Women's Place : An Anthology

Workplace/Women's Place : An Anthology - 97 edition

Workplace/Women's Place : An Anthology - 97 edition

ISBN13: 9780935732818

ISBN10: 0935732810

Workplace/Women
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Roxbury Publishing Co.
Published: 1997
International: No
Workplace/Women

ISBN13: 9780935732818

ISBN10: 0935732810

Edition: 97

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Summary

The articles in WORKPLACE/WOMEN'S PLACE: AN ANTHOLOGY are highly accessible to undergraduates. Its interdisciplinary approach offers a social-science emphasis, documenting important trends in women's work lives with quantitative and qualitative evidence from both scholarly and journalistic sources.

The book begins by providing historical perspective on women's employment and highlighting the importance of studying women and work. Subsequent selections explore a wide range of issues such as patterns of labor-force participation, hiring and pay discrimination, occupational segregation, sexual harassment, job stress, work satisfaction, worker activism, gender differences in management styles, and communication between the sexes. A number of articles trace the lives of working women as they describe their own experiences. Several selections focus on the ways in which race, ethnicity, and class pattern women's work experience.

Brief didactic ''Food for Thought'' questions encourage students to think critically about the material presented. Thought-provoking introductions to each unit ease instruction by offering a modular ''roadmap'' that highlights key concepts, central issues, and relationships among the topics--lending structure and cohesiveness to the articles.

Author Bio

Dunn, Dana : University of Texas at Arlington

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Unit I: Becoming Workers: Women's Socialization For Employment
1. Gender Culture and Socialization
Rita Mae Kelly

Discusses the contributions of biology and social learning to gendered behavior, emphasizing how these factors influence women's preparation for and orientation toward work.

2. Parental Influence and Women's Careers
Sue Joan Mendelson Freeman

Explores the role the family plays in socializing gender and shaping the work orientation of career women.

3. Shortchanging Girls: Gender Socialization in Schools
Peggy Orenstein (in association with the American Association of University Women)

Examines educational influences (primary and secondary level) on adolescent girls' self-esteem and work orientation.

4. Factors Affecting Female Achievement and Interest in Science and Scientific Careers
Marsha Lakes Matyas

Discusses the educational, sociocultural, and personal factors affecting women's interest in and preparation for scientific careers.

Unit II: Workplace Inequality
5. Sex Segregation in the Workplace
Barbara F. Reskin

Describes stability and change in sex-segregated employment patterns and discusses the cultural and structural causes of workplace segregation.

6. The Sex Gap in Pay
Paula England

Explores trends in the gender gap in pay and factors that explain pay differences, and discusses the consequences of gender-based earnings inequality.

7. Possibilities and Limits of the Comparable Worth Movement
Linda M. Blum

Argues that the comparable worth movement represents a majorshift in strategies for women's economic advancement--away from affirmative action strategies aimed at job integration and toward a revaluing of female-dominated occupations.

8. Race, Class, Gender, and Women's Works: A Conceptual Framework
Teresa L. Amott and Julie A. Matthaei

Provides a conceptual framework for understanding the social and economic factors that differentiate women's work lives and economic positions.

Unit III: Work And Family: A Delicate Balance
9. ''I Need a (Traditional) Wife!'': Employment-Family Conflicts
Janet Saltzman Chafetz

Examines the strains present in dual-worker families and discusses strategies for reducing problems.

10. Women in Dual-Career Marriages
Wayne Carlisle

Uses a survey of women in dual-career relationships to consider the advantages, challenges, and hardships for women in two-career families.

11. Combining Work and Motherhood
Kathleen Gerson

Presents the views and experiences of a sample of committed women workers who are mothers and view children as potentially costly to their careers.

12. Sex-Role Spillover: Personal, Familial, and Organizational Roles
Rita Mae Kelly

Describes how working women are expected to meet a male-centered standard, yet also follow their traditional roles of wife or girlfriend, mother, daughter, and sex partner.

Unit IV: Women's Ways of Working
13. Dysfunctional Communication Patterns in the Workplace: Closing the Gap Between Women and Men
Kathleen Kelley Reardon

Explores dysfunctional patterns of male-female interaction in the workplace that cause women to feel ignored, excluded, patronized, and undermined.

14. Women's Ways of Leading
Sally Helgesen

Argues that women in leadership positions perceive themselves as ''being in the middle of things'' and thus tend to adopt inclusive leadership styles.

15. Women in Management: Power and Powerlessness
Nina Colwill

Examines sex differences in the use of power and discusses the implications of these differences for working women.

16. Removing Macho Management: Lessons From the Field of Education
Marian Court

Argues that women should endorse a more ''holistic'' management style associated with improved organizational cultures.

Unit V: Women Workers Across The Spectrum
Management and the Professions
17. The Glass Ceiling
The Federal Glass Ceiling Commission

Identifies barriers to the advancement of women and minorities to top levels of management.

18. Black Professional Women: Job Ceilings and Employment Sectors
Elizabeth Higginbotham

Describes black women's experiences in the professions and debunks myths about their progress.

19. ''Now That We Are Here'': Discrimination, Disparagement, and Harassment at Work and the Experience of Women Lawyers
Janet Rosenberg, Harry Perstadt, and William R. F. Phillips

Finds reports of discrimination and sexual harassment to be commonplace among a sample of women lawyers.

Male-Dominated Blue-Collar Occupations and Manufacturing Industries
20. Men's Accommodations to Women Entering a Nontraditional Occupation: A Case of Rapid Transit Operatives
Marian Swerdlow

Argues that women's arrival in the male-dominated rapid transit field generates strains by threatening assumptions of male supremacy.

21. ''We've Got One of Those'': The Peripheral Status of Women in Male-Dominated Industries
Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes and Ken Roberts

Argues that demands for career commitment in blue-collar occupations and industries are incompatible with the domestic responsibilities of female job incumbents.

22. How Women Reshape the Prison Guard Role
Lynn Zimmer

Describes the innovative job performance strategies used by women who are guards in male prison facilities.

Female-Dominated Semi-Professions
23. ''Between a Rock and a Hard Place'': Racial, Ethnic, and Class Inequalities in Women's Professional Nursing Organizations
Nona Y. Glazer

Argues that registered nurse's attempts to resist the deskilling of nursing exacerbates and reinforces class and racial inequality.

24. Gender and the Formation of a Women's Profession: The Case of Public School Teaching
Jo Anne Preston

Analyzes the process by which female-dominated semi-professions attempt to become professional, based on historical data on public school teachers.

Clerical, Service, and Sales Occupations
25. Dilemmas of Organizing Women Office Workers
Joan Keller Burton

Explores the conditions that facilitate or hinder office-worker activism.

26. Waitering/Waitressing: Engendering the Work of Table Servers
Elaine T. Hall

Examines the gendered nature of table serving.

27. Chicanas Modernize Domestic Service
Mary Romero

Describes how Chicana domestic service workers are restructuring this occupation so as to maximize its benefits and reduce its disadvantages.

28. Women in Direct Sales: A Comparison of Mary Kay and Amway Sales Workers
Maureen Connelly and Patricia Rhoton

Contrasts the experiences of women involved in direct sales in two different organizations--one with a female work culture, the other with a male culture.

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