Workplace/Women's Place

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-02-17
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The articles in the Third Edition of Workplace/Women's Place are highly accessible to undergraduates. The book's 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. This edition probes the continuing challenges that women face as they enter and participate in the world of work. The new articles illuminate factors that influence women's preparation for work and the occupations they choose. The articles also demonstrate the challenges women encounter in the workplace and in seeking to balance the demands of work and family life. Work experiences of diverse groups of women highlight both their unique experiences and the similarity of experiences that cross-cut racial and ethnic identity. In addition, this anthology provides an examination and assessment of a number of policies that have developed as a response to the changing labor force participation of women over the past three decades. Major concepts are highlighted and explained in the introductions to the units, which also provide background information. "Food for Thought and Application" questions at the end of each reading are included to encourage the synthesis of information and to explore possible solutions to some of women's most vexing problems in today's workplace. This edition also includes an appendix of data and trends relating to women and work, including labor-force participation rates, earnings, the wage gap, occupational concentration, and family-work data.

Author Biography

Paula J. Dubeck is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. She is coeditor of Challenges for Work and Family in the Twenty-First Century (1998).
Dana Dunn is provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Table of Contents

New to the third edition Each unit begins with an Introduction
Introduction to the Study of Women and Work
Becoming Workers: Girls' Socialization for Employment
Parental Influence and Women's Careers
Shortchanging Girls: Gender Socialization in Schools, Peggy Orenstein (in association with the American Association of University Women)
Gender and Career Choice Process: The Role of Biased Self-Assessment
Workplace Inequality: Gendered Structures and Their Consequences
Women's Employment Among Blacks, Whites, and Three Groups of Latinas: Do More Privileged Women Have Higher Employment?
Gendered Jobs and Gendered Workers
Sex Segregation in the Workplace
The Penny Pinch, Christine Larson
Women, Men, and Management Styles
The Glass Ceiling, The Federal Glass Ceiling Commission
Gender Gap in the Executive Suite: CEOs and Female Executives Report on Breaking the Glass Ceiling
The Impact of Male Work Environments and Organizational Policies on Women's Experiences of Sexual Harrassment
Work and Family: Seeking a Balance
The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home
The Time Bind, Arlie Russell Hochschild
Fast-Track Women and the "Choice" to Stay Home
Family and Career Trajectories Among African American Female Attorneys
The Work-Home Crunch
Women Workers Across the Spectrum
Race, Class, Gender, and Women's Works: A Conceptual Framework
Negotiating Identity in Raced and Gendered Workplace Interactions: The Use of Strategic Communication by African American Women Senior Executives Within Dominant Cultural Organizations
Selling Women Short: A Research Note on Gender Differences in Compensation on Wall Street
Voces Abriendo Caminos (Voices Forging Paths): A Qualitative Study of the Career Development of Notable Latinas
Gender and the Formation of a Women's Profession: The Case of Public School Teaching
"Outsider Within" the Firehouse: Subordination and Difference in the Social Interactions of African American Women Firefighters
Police Force or Police Service: Gender and Emotional Labor
"Hey, Why Don't You Wear a Shorter Skirt?": Structural Vulnerability and the Organization of Sexual Harrassment in Temporary Clerical Employment
The Managed Hand: The Commercialization of Bodies and Emotions in Korean Immigrant-Owned Nail Salons
Chicanas Modernize Domestic Service
Policy and Assessment
Are We There Yet?: Reflections on Work and Family as an Emergent Social Issue
Kaleidoscope Careers: An Alternative Explanation for the "Opt-Out" Revolution
Job Leaves and the Limits of the Family and Medical Leave Act: The Effects of Gender, Race, and Family
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