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Jennifer Johnson profiles the real-life stories of more than sixty women who have no college education, are married with kids, and earn an average of $16,000 per year, giving us an important window into a large, poorly understood segment of our society. Through the words of these women, Johnson captures the essence of women's working-class experience: from job stagnation, low self-esteem, and social isolation to camaraderie among coworkers, loyalty to one's roots, and even pride in a job well done. This compassionately told book offers a captivating and emotional study of the difference class makes in women's lives, as well as the problems, restrictions, and rewards common to all women.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-259) and index.

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ISBN:
9780415928014
Author:
Johnson, Jennifer
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Working class women
Subject:
Poor women
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Social classes -- United States.
Subject:
Poor women -- United States.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Series Volume:
107-56
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.08x6.11x.75 in. .95 lbs.

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