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On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Ruth Milkman


The author's groundbreaking research in women's labor history has contributed important perspectives on work and unionism in the United States. This book presents four decades of the author's essential writings, tracing the parallel evolutions of her ideas and the field she helped define. The book's introduction frames a career-spanning scholarly project: the interrogation of historical and contemporary intersections of class and gender inequalities in the workplace, and the efforts to challenge those inequalities. Early chapters focus on the author's pioneering work on women's labor during th ... More

Keywords: women's labor, unionism, workplace, class inequality, gender inequality, Great Depression, World War II, women workers, Great Recession

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040320
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Milkman, author