Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas
In this scholarly tour de force, Ruth Milkman brings together four decades of sociological research on women workers to paint a portrait of gendered labor patterns from the Great Depression of the 1930s to the Great Recession of 2007–9. With meticulous research, careful argumentation, and effective writing, Milkman shows how economic actors—especially women workers, unions, and employers—shaped women's employment and key industries of the US economy. As they managed changes in the labor and job markets, these actors both maintained strict job segregation by gender and transformed it, with implications for the dynamism and rigidity of gender roles in society more widely.
Gomberg-Muñoz, Ruth M.. On Gender, Labor, and Inequality Ruth Milkman Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016 viii + 308 pp., $95.00 (cloth); $28.00 (paper); $25.20 (e-book). Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, 15, 1: 115-116, 2018. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works,
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