This collection of original research articles explores how race, ethnicity, and social class have shaped the work lives of women. Women and Work explores womenÆs working conditions, their wages and salaries, their abilities to control their work environments, and how they see themselves and their options in the workplace. A great deal of importance is given to women of color, non-citizens, and working-class womenùgroups that are often neglected in other treatments of this subject. The integration of work and family, womenÆs vision of their own work and consciousness as employees, and womenÆs resistance to exploitative and limiting work are themes are also addressed throughout this book. Written by and interdisciplinary group of women scholars, Women and Work will be of interest to faculty, researchers, and advanced students in the fields of sociology, organization studies, psychology, gender studies, womenÆs history, and economics.

Women's Resistance in the Sun Belt: Anglos and Hispanas Respond to Managerial Control

Women's Resistance in the Sun Belt: Anglos and Hispanas Respond to Managerial Control

Women's resistance in the sun belt: Anglos and hispanas respond to managerial control
LouiseLampherePatriciaZavella

This chapter focuses on women's resistance to management control and its relation to ethnic difference in apparel and electronics firms in New Mexico. Anglo and Hispana women's acts of individual, collective, and minimal resistance at three different plants are examined. The analysis and findings are based on intensive interviews with 53 working mothers and their husbands. The authors found that resistance developed differently in each of the three work settings and that Hispana and Anglo women had more similarities on the jobs than differences. The findings also suggest that the extent to which women are responsible for providing for their ...

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