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Publisher Comments:

This collection represents the thirty-year intellectual trajectory of one of today's leading historians of gender and labor in the United States. The seventeen essays included in Alice Kessler-Harris’s Gendering Labor History are divided into 4 sections, narrating the evolution and refinement of her central project: to show gender’s fundamental importance to the shaping of U.S. history and working-class culture. 

 

The first section considers women and organized labor; the second pushes this analysis towards a gendered labor history as the essays consider the gendering of male as well as female workers and how gender operates with and within the social category of class. Subsequent sections broaden this framework to examine U.S. social policy as a whole, the question of economic citizenship, and wage labor from a global perspective. While each essay represents an important intervention in American historiography in itself, the collection taken as a whole reveals Kessler-Harris as someone who has always pushed the field of American history to greater levels of inclusion and analysis, and who continues to do so today.

Book News Annotation:

Kessler-Harris (American history, Columbia U.) collects 17 essays published over the past few decades that reflect her professional straddling of the line between labor history and women's history. They discuss such aspects as Rose Schneiderman and the limits of women's trade unionism, the debate over equality for women in the workplace, and retracing the history of women's wage labor. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The role of gender in the history of the working class world

About the Author

Alice Kessler-Harris is the R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University. Her books include Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States, A Woman's Wage: Historical Meanings and Social Consequences, and most recently In Pursuit of Equity: How Gender Shaped American Economic Citizenship, which won the Joan Kelly, Phillip Taft, and Bancroft Prizes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252073939
Author:
Kessler-harris, Alice
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Editor:
Barrett, James R.
Editor:
Harris, Alice Kessler
Author:
Kessler-Harris, Alice
Author:
Kessler-Harris, Alice
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Women labor union members -- United States.
Subject:
Women -- Employment -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Working Class in American History
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » World History » General

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