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In this updated edition of a pathbreaking classic, Alice Kessler-Harris explores the meanings of women's wages in the United States in the twentieth and twenty first centuries, focusing on three issues that capture the transformation of women's roles: the battle over minimum wage for women, which exposes the relationship between family ideology and workplace demands; the argument concerning equal pay for equal work, which challenges gendered patterns of self-esteem and social organization; and the debate over comparable worth, which seeks to incorporate traditionally female values into new work and family trajectories. Together, these topics and social organization; and the debate over comparable worth, which seeks to incorporate traditionally female values into new work and family trajectories. Together, these topics illuminate the many ways in which gendered social roles have been produced, transmitted, and challenged.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. 1. The Wage Conceived: Value and Need as Measures of a Woman’s Worth
  2. pp. 7-30
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  1. 2. Law and a Living: The Gendered Content of “Free Labor” in the Progressive Period
  2. pp. 31-52
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  1. 3. Providers: An Exploration of Gender Ideology in the 1930s
  2. pp. 53-74
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  1. 4. The Double Meaning of Equal Pay
  2. pp. 75-104
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  1. 5. The Just Price, the Free Market, and the Value of Women
  2. pp. 105-120
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  1. 6. A Woman's Wage, Redux
  2. pp. 121-142
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 143-144
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 145-176
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 177-186
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813145402
Related ISBN
9780813145136
MARC Record
OCLC
70781814
Pages
196
Launched on MUSE
2014-05-23
Language
English
Open Access
No
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