Based on interviews with women aged 25 to 54 who reside in the Chicago Consolidated Area, this volume explores the occupational involvement of women in the main categories of service, blue-collar, clerical, sales, homemaker (as manager of household), manager, and professional and technical worker. The authors explore the various paths by which the interviewees reached their current occupations, the "construction of reality" within which they live and carry out their responsibilities, and the ways in which they combine their jobs with other roles, especially those of wife and mother. The in-depth analysis contained in the study complements the findings of Volume 1 of City Women, which provided an overview of current knowledge about American women and their occupations.
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"In the first volume of City Women, Lopata, Miller, and Barnewolt have provided an extensive bibliography that covers the classic literature of work and occupations, and also includes the range of new feminist scholarship in the field up to the early 1980s. Volume I also includes a history of women's work and chapter-length discussions of service workers, blue-collar workers, clerical workers, sales workers, homemakers, managers, proprietors and officials, professionals, technicians, and related workers. The work examines the available research and notes changes in women's participation in each of these occupational areas. ...[The volume] include[s] a good mix of quantitative and qualitative data. ... Academic libraries with programs in sociology, urban studies, women's studies, business, and history will wish to have both volumes available to students."-Choice
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Book Description Praeger Publishers Inc, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0030692466