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Women Workers on Strike

Narratives of Southern Women Unionists

By Roxanne Newton

Routledge – 2007 – 144 pages

Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

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Description

Gender, class, and culture merge in the lived experiences of women on strike in the South. This book examines women unionists’ life histories through the lens of narrative analysis, interpreting their multiple perspectives as four coherent discourse communities: social activists, union feminists, women martyrs, and women whose identities are defined by their work in non-traditional fields.

Reviews

"This book is an excellent cross-reference of gender and class, focusing on the conflict between traditional working-class women, with “theories of caring” and “selfeffacement and loss,” and unionism." -- Labor Studies Journal

Contents

1. The Fabric of Hope and Resistance 2. A Feminist Working-Class Narrative Study 3. "Good as a Man": Identity [Re]formation in Male-Dominated Jobs 4. "I Had to Constantly Fight": Solidarity and Social Activism 5. "I Just Couldn’t Say No": Self-Abnegation and Sacrifice 6. "I Do the Politics": Union Feminism and Social Justice 7. Global Solidarity: The Warp and Weft of Change

Name: Women Workers on Strike: Narratives of Southern Women Unionists (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Roxanne Newton. Gender, class, and culture merge in the lived experiences of women on strike in the South. This book examines women unionists’ life histories through the lens of narrative analysis, interpreting their multiple perspectives as four coherent...
Categories: Sociology of Work & Industry, American History, Contemporary History 1945-, Women's & Gender History, Social & Cultural History