Gender Differences at Work: Women and Men in Non-traditional Occupations

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University of California Press, Jan 3, 1989 - Political Science - 206 pages
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Nurses and marines epitomize accepted definitions of femininity and masculinity. Using ethnographic research and provocative in-depth interviews, Christine Williams argues that our popular stereotypes of individuals in nontraditional occupations—male nurses and female marines for example—are entirely unfounded. This new perspective helps to account for the stubborn resilience of occupational stratification in the face of affirmative action and other anti-discrimination policies.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
INTEGRATING THE MARINE CORPS AND NURSING
20
FEMININITY IN THE MARINE CORPS
45
MASCULINITY IN NURSING
88
FEMALE MARINES AND MALE NURSES
131
Methodological Appendix
145
Notes
151
Bibliography
167
Index
179
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Christine L. Williams is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin.

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