Gender at Work: The Dynamics of Job Segregation by Sex During World War II

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University of Illinois Press, 1987 - Political Science - 213 pages
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Contents

Fordism and Feminization
12
The Great Depression and the Triumph of Unionization
27
Redefining Womens Work
49
Wartime Labor Struggles over the Position of Women in Industry
65
The Emergence of a Womens Movement in the Wartime CIO
84
Demobilization and the Reconstruction of Womans Place in Industry
99
Resistance to Managements Postwar Policies
128
Epilogue and Conclusion
153
Notes
161
Index
207
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Ruth Milkman is Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and Academic Director of CUNY's Murphy Labor Institute. She is the author of several books, including the prizewinning Gender at Work and L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement. She is the coauthor of Unfinished Business, editor of Organizing Immigrants, and coeditor of New Labor in New York: Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement, Rebuilding Labor, and Working for Justice, all from Cornell.

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