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Gender Differences at Work By Christine L. Williams

Gender Differences at Work
by Christine L. Williams

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Nurses and marines epitomize accepted definitions of femininity and masculinity. Using ethnographic research and provocative interviews, this title argues that our popular stereotypes of individuals in nontraditional occupations - male nurses and female marines for example - are entirely unfounded.
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Gender Differences at Work: Women and Men in Non-traditional Occupations by Christine L. Williams

Nurses and marines epitomize accepted definitions of femininity and masculinity. Using ethnographic research and provocative in-depth interviews, Christine Williams argues that our popular stereotypes of individuals in nontraditional occupations - male nurses and female marines for example - are entirely unfounded. This new perspective helps to account for the stubborn resilience of occupational stratification in the face of affirmative action and other anti-discrimination policies.

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"Williams [has] done us a service by urging us to look more closely at the complex forms of identity that emerge on both sides of the sexual divide and at the interplay between them."--Alice Kessler-Harris, "The Women's Review of Books

About Christine L. Williams


Christine L. Williams is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin.

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GOR010194734
Gender Differences at Work: Women and Men in Non-traditional Occupations by Christine L. Williams
Christine L. Williams
Used - Very Good
Paperback
University of California Press
1992-07-01
206
0520074254
9780520074255
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