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Gendering Labor History

Gendering Labor History 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

  • Title: Gendering Labor History
  • Author: Alice Kessler-Harris
  • ISBN: 9780252073939
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 ofThis 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.

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    About "Alice Kessler-Harris"

    1. Alice Kessler-Harris

      Alice Kessler Harris is the R Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University, in New York City and former president of the Organization of American Historians She specializes in the history of American labor and the comparative and interdisciplinary exploration of women and gender.Kessler Harris received her B.A from Goucher College in 1961 and her Ph.D from Rutgers University in 1968.She contributed the piece Pink Collar Ghetto, Blue Collar Token to the 2003 anthology Sisterhood Is Forever The Women s Anthology for a New Millennium, edited by Robin Morgan.Her newest book, A Difficult Woman The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman, was published in June 2012 Her other books include Gendering Labor History, which collects some of her best known essays on women and wage work In Pursuit of Equity Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in Twentieth Century America, which won several prizes including the Joan Kelly Prize, the Philip Taft award, and the Bancroft Prize Among her other fellowships and awards, Kessler Harris has been a fellow at the National Humanities Center in Durham, North Carolina and at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study She is the past president of the Labor and Working Class History Association from

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    1. I read this book not long after it came out, as part of a seminar on gender history, towards the end of my career as a graduate student in history. There was a lot going on at the time, of course, and I don’t remember much about the discussion now. Judging by my use of the highlighter, I seem to have given the Introduction a very thorough read, but I’m not sure how much attention I gave the actual essays – probably far less, unfortunately.This book consists of important essays which had be [...]


    2. There are a couple of valuable essays in here, but good golly, this is a boring thing to read from cover to cover.


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