The Other Women's Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America (Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America)

The Other Women's Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America (Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America) ☉ The Other Women's Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America (Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America) PDF / Epub ❤ Author Dorothy Sue Cobble – Undercostruction.eu American Feminism Has Always Been About Than The Struggle For Individual Rights And Equal Treatment With Men There S Also A Vital And Continuing Tradition Of Women S Reform That Sought Social As Well As Individual Rights And Argued For The Dismantling Of The Masculine Standard In This Much Anticipated Book, Dorothy Sue Cobble Retrieves The Forgotten Feminism Of The Previous Generations Of Working Women, Illuminating The Ideas That Inspired Them And The Reforms They Secured From Employers And The State This Socially And Ethnically Diverse Movement For Change Emerged First From Union Halls And Factory Floors And Spread To The Pink Collar Domain Of Telephone Operators, Secretaries, And Airline Hostesses From The 1930s To The 1980s, These Women Pursued Answers To Problems That Are Increasingly Pressing Today How To Balance Work And Family And How To Address The Growing Economic Inequalities That Confront Us The Other Women S Movement Traces Their Impact From The 1940s Into The Feminist Movement Of The Present The Labor Reformers Whose Stories Are Told In The Other Women S Movement Wanted Equality And Special Benefits, And They Did Not See The Two As Incompatible They Argued That Gender Differences Must Be Accommodated And That Equality Could Not Always Be Achieved By Applying An Identical Standard Of Treatment To Men And Women The Reform Agenda They Championed An End To Unfair Sex Discrimination, Just Compensation For Their Waged Labor, And The Right To Care For Their Families And Communities Launched A Revolution In Employment Practices That Carries On Today Unique In Its Range And Perspective, This Is The First Book To Link The Continuous Tradition Of Social Feminism To The Leadership Of Labor Women Within That Movement.

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  • English
  • 08 September 2018
  • Hardcover
  • 315 pages
  • 9780691069937
  • The Other Women's Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America (Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America)
  • Dorothy Sue Cobble

10 thoughts on “The Other Women's Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America (Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America)

  1. Joseph Stieb says:

    Cobble s book tells the story of the missing wave of working class women s activism from the late 1930 s to the 1980 s She calls these activists labor feminists They were feminists in that they saw that women were disadvantaged in the workplace because of their sex and tried to rectify those injustices They were labor feminists in that their version of feminism focused on the needs of mostly lower class working women Like many recent gender historians, Cobble makes a strong case that the wave approach to feminism overlooks groups like the labor feminists, whose activity between and during the major waves deeply shaped women s lives, labor issues, and politics Cobble s labor feminists emerged at the end of World War II For many working class women, working during the war raised their expectations at work and encouraged their desire for reform Women were also becoming a much larger percentage of the workforce After the war, many of them increased their activism in making workplaces safe, fai...

  2. Stephen says:

    highwayscribery wanted to tell you about The Other Women s Movement, by a Rutgers University professor named Dorothy Sue Cobble.The reason for reading this academic thesis was a little primary research for a screenplay dramatizing the 1964 Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union drive to organize bunnies at the Detroit Playboy Club.The force behind this effort was a left over from 1930s union activism, one Myra Wolfgang, the battling belle of Detroit A rebel woman who had helped organize the Woolworths lunch counters during the Great Depression.Years later, she was something of a national figure to the extent women were paid attention to at all and held a position as a national vice president of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union.She was old school Betty Friedan called her an Aunt Tom, for what she considered Wolfgang s subservience to union bosses Wolfgang responded that Friedan was the Chamber of Commerce s Aunt Tom.Anyway, Wolfgang sent her 17 year old daughter into the Playboy Club as a union salt an insider and began the successful drive.She said Hugh Hefner s Playboy Philosophy perpetuated the notion that women should be, Obscene and No...

  3. Kris says:

    Much of Cobble s reason for writing this book is to add to existing efforts to rewave feminism to show that it wasn t simply dormant between the first and second waves In doing so, she places heavy emphasis on the role that class played in women s lives and their views of what reforms were desirable and possible 1 From the 1940s to the 1960s, Cobble argues that labor feminists, who built off the ideas of earlier social feminists like Florence Kelley, Rose Schneiderman, and Jane Addams, were at the forefront of women s reform efforts just as much as individualistic feminists, such as those in the National Women s Party, who failed to recognize class power dynamics Labor feminists, rather than being oddities, were, at times, the dominant wing of feminism 3 Their goals in the post WWII period revolved around the achievement of what they referred to as full industrial citizenship That meant gaining the right to market work for all women it also meant securing social rights, or the social supports necessary for a life apart from wage work, including the right to c...

  4. Jaime Rispoli-Roberts says:

    The Other Women s Movement, by Dorothy Sue Cobble covers the American women s labor movement, from the 1930 s to the late 1980s.Cobble argues that social feminists looked to a variety of causes and solutions to fix women s secondary status.There were many competing visions for achieving equality, which is central to Cobble s argument that feminism was not one size fits all She argues that women wanted equality and special treatment and did not see them as mutually exclusive Many women reformers believed in the differences between men and women, and that equality couldn t be found in being treated identically Cobble also argues that women today need to recognize that the labor feminist struggle is not over, and need to create a new class politics, the next women s movement, in order to achieve reform.In many labor reform narratives women are marginalized, and women labor feminists are treated as exceptional examples of activists, rather than as part of a pattern of working class women s activism Cobble s arguments place the nonvoting women at the center of political influence, rather than as a special interest group, a central role of critical turning points, including lobbying state and federal government, as well as backing the Democratic left and childcare policies Labor history scholarship often makes assumptions regarding women in the labor movement, that they did not have the numbers, or leve...

  5. Shonda Wilson says:

    Cobble s book gives you a pretty detailed account of the women s movement through the lens of labor and unions She also delves into what issues were most important for working class women from the 1930s 1960s, proving that despite some popular opinion otherwise the women s movement wasn t stagnant during the period Some of the efforts to gain comparable conditions in the work place for working class women are important to note like not firing a woman because she dare to get pregnant or firing a flight attendant because she is over 32.lol The only problem I found with the text is that Cobble often gets caught in the detail because she tends to drop name after name after name sometimes without any context and in between the namesthe dozens and dozens of unions these women were affiliated with leaving a chaotic mess of words that has the reader searching for what exactly is the point of the segment of th...

  6. Chris Cook says:

    This book is chock full of interesting information about labor women from the 1930s through the 1980s, who worked in parallel but sometimes at cross purposes with 2nd Wave Feminism The author points out that feminism did not come so much in waves as that it was a constant evolution, but there were very significant differences in feminism due to the...

  7. Katie Hanna says:

    The best book I ve read for grad school so far, I think Fantastic stuff.

  8. Jessica says:

    Bah Labor History My eyes glaze over when I read about trade unions This book, however, is well written, well researched and I will confess engaging.

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