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The Managed Hand

The Managed Hand Author Miliann Kang
ISBN-10 9780520945654
Release 2010-06-02
Pages 328
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Two women, virtual strangers, sit hand-in-hand across a narrow table, both intent on the same thing-achieving the perfect manicure. Encounters like this occur thousands of times across the United States in nail salons increasingly owned and operated by Asian immigrants. This study looks closely for the first time at these intimate encounters, focusing on New York City, where such nail salons have become ubiquitous. Drawing from rich and compelling interviews, Miliann Kang takes us inside the nail industry, asking such questions as: Why have nail salons become so popular? Why do so many Asian women, and Korean women in particular, provide these services? Kang discovers multiple motivations for the manicure-from the pampering of white middle class women to the artistic self-expression of working class African American women to the mass consumption of body-related services. Contrary to notions of beauty service establishments as spaces for building community among women, The Managed Hand finds that while tentative and fragile solidarities can emerge across the manicure table, they generally give way to even more powerful divisions of race, class, and immigration.



Body Sex Work

Body Sex Work Author Carol Wolkowitz
ISBN-10 9781137021922
Release 2013-02-27
Pages 276
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Body/Sex/Work focuses on the intimate, embodied and sexualised labour that occurs within body work and sex work. Bringing together an internationally renowned group of academics, it explores, empirically and theoretically, labour processes, workplace relations, regulation and resistance in some of the many work sites that make up the body work and sex work sectors. The book makes a key contribution to research recognising the embodiment of labour and the body, reframing the key questions in critical studies of work and employment. Key Benefits: • The first book that draws together the sub-disciplines of body work and sex work • Written by leading international experts • Contains cutting edge empirical research on contemporary topics Body/Sex/Work is an ideal companion for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students of labour and organisation studies, body studies, gender, and sexuality. It will also appeal to researchers and lecturers in these fields.



A Companion to Korean American Studies

A Companion to Korean American Studies Author Rachael Miyung Joo
ISBN-10 9789004335332
Release 2018-06-28
Pages 728
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A Companion to Korean American Studies aims to provide readers with a broad introduction to Korean American Studies, through essays exploring major themes, key insights, and scholarly approaches that have come to define this field.



Body Work in Health and Social Care

Body Work in Health and Social Care Author Julia Twigg
ISBN-10 9781444345841
Release 2011-09-07
Pages 182
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The first book to fully explore the multiple ways in which body work features in health and social care and the meanings of this work both for those employed to do it and those on whose bodies they work. Explores the commonalities between different sectors of work, including those outside health and social care Contributions come from an international range of experts Draws on perspectives from across the medical, therapeutic, and care fields Incorporates a variety of methodological approaches, from life history analysis to ethnographic studies and first person accounts



Sociologists Backstage

Sociologists Backstage Author Sarah Fenstermaker
ISBN-10 9781136891069
Release 2011-04-27
Pages 272
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Published social science rarely gives real attention to the actual doing of research, making the process appear magical, or at least self-evident and simple. This book is intended to right the balance by illuminating the craft and the choices made as the research process unfolds for the sociologist. The metaphorical image of going "backstage" speaks to the reader’s experience with each of the seventeen interviews, which illuminate the choices and constraints of researchers as well as unanticipated developments, good and bad. The volume represents a range of interests, themes, research philosophies and approaches from a diverse group of contributors. Particularly suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate research methods students, the volume addresses virtually all of the most vexing methods questions through accessible and compelling first-hand descriptions of sociological research. The volume is an invaluable addition to the library of all social science researchers. From the Foreword by Howard Becker: "The stories in Sociologists Backstage tell how the contributors, who differ in so many ways, dealt with the situations they found themselves in as they did their research, and how who they were and what they had become in their lives intersected with those situations. The stories will fascinate you, and give you a lot to think about as you go ahead with your own research adventure."



One Out of Three

One Out of Three Author Nancy Foner
ISBN-10 9780231535137
Release 2013-05-14
Pages 312
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In this absorbing anthology, in-depth portraits of diverse ethnic populations, including the Chinese, Dominicans, Jamaicans, Koreans, Liberians, Mexicans, and Jews from the former Soviet Union reveal surprising new realities of immigrant life in twenty-first-century New York City. Contributors show how fifty years of massive inflows have transformed New York City’s economic and cultural life and how the city has changed the lives of immigrant newcomers. Nancy Foner’s introduction describes how New York is special as a gateway to America, and a demographic overview chapter details the remarkable mélange of ethnic and racial groups now present in the city and fueling its population growth. Essays discuss both the large numbers of undocumented Mexicans living in legal limbo and the new, flourishing community organizations offering them opportunities for advancement. They recount the experiences of Liberians fleeing a war torn country and creating a vibrant neighborhood on Staten Island’s North Shore. Other developments considered include the growth of Korean-owned businesses and Russian émigrés increased representation in Brooklyn politics. Contributors relate these achievements, along with ongoing social and cultural challenges, through engaging, human portraits, and a concluding chapter discusses the prospects of second generation immigrants as they make their way in New York City.



Hold Fast to Dreams

Hold Fast to Dreams Author Beth Zasloff
ISBN-10 9781595589286
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 320
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Since Joshua Steckel began work at a Brooklyn public high school as its first-ever college guidance counselor, every one of the hundreds of graduates he has counseled has been accepted to college, many to top-flight schools with all expenses paid. But getting in is only one small part of the drama of his students’ stories. In a riveting work of narrative nonfiction—winner of a Studs and Ida Terkel award—Hold Fast to Dreams follows the lives of ten of Josh’s students as they navigate the vast and obstacle-ridden landscape of college in America, where students for whom the stakes of education are highest find unequal access and inadequate support. Among the ten unforgettable students we meet are: Mike, who writes his personal essays from a homeless shelter and is torn between his longing to get away to an idyllic college campus and his fear of leaving his mother and brothers in desperate circumstances; Santiago, a talented, motivated, and undocumented student, battles bureaucracy and low expectations as he seeks a life outside the low-wage world of hard manual labor to which his immigration status threatens to consign him; and Ashley, who pursues her ambition to become a doctor with almost superhuman drive but then forges a path that challenges received wisdom about the value of an elite, liberal arts education. At a time when the idea of "college for all" is alternately embraced and challenged, this important book uncovers, in heartrending detail, the many ways the American education system fails in its promise as a ladder to opportunity. But it also provides hope in its portrayal of the extraordinary intelligence, resilience, and everyday heroics of the young people whose futures are too often lamented or ignored and whose voices, insights, and vision our colleges—and our country—desperately need. Hold Fast to Dreams will grab you on the first page and will stay with you for a long time. It should be required reading for anyone who cares about the right to education in America.



Beyond Nature s Housekeepers

Beyond Nature s Housekeepers Author Nancy C. Unger
ISBN-10 9780199986002
Release 2012-10-05
Pages 336
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From pre-Columbian times to the environmental justice movements of the present, women and men frequently responded to the environment and environmental issues in profoundly different ways. Although both environmental history and women's history are flourishing fields, explorations of the synergy produced by the interplay between environment and sex, sexuality, and gender are just beginning. Offering more than biographies of great women in environmental history, Beyond Nature's Housekeepers examines the intersections that shaped women's unique environmental concerns and activism and that framed the way the larger culture responded. Women featured include Native Americans, colonists, enslaved field workers, pioneers, homemakers, municipal housekeepers, immigrants, hunters, nature writers, soil conservationists, scientists, migrant laborers, nuclear protestors, and environmental justice activists. As women, they fared, thought, and acted in ways complicated by social, political, and economic norms, as well as issues of sexuality and childbearing. Nancy C. Unger reveals how women have played a unique role, for better and sometimes for worse, in the shaping of the American environment.



New Books on Women Gender and Feminism

New Books on Women  Gender and Feminism Author
ISBN-10 UCR:31210024308676
Release 2012
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New Books on Women Gender and Feminism has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from New Books on Women Gender and Feminism also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full New Books on Women Gender and Feminism book for free.



New Books on Women and Feminism

New Books on Women and Feminism Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435083774695
Release 2012
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Workplace women s Place

Workplace women s Place Author Paula Dubeck
ISBN-10 1931719691
Release 2006
Pages 370
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The articles in this reader are highly accessible to undergraduates. Paula J. Dubeck and Dana Dunn's interdisciplinary approach offers a social-science emphasis, documenting important trends in women's work lives with quantitative and qualitative evidence from both scholarly and journalistic sources. The new edition probes the continuing challenges that women face as they enter and participate in the world of work. The new readings illuminate factors that influence women's preparation for work and the occupations they choose. The articles also demonstrate the challenges women encounter in the workplace and in seeking to balance the demands of work and family life. Work experiences of diverse groups of women highlight both their unique experiences and the similarity of experiences that cross-cut racial and ethnic identity. In addition, this anthology provides an examination and assessment of a number of policies that have developed as a response to the changing labor force participation of women over the past three decades. Reflecting the dynamic nature of the field, nearly half of the readings are new. pursuing math-related careers. In Unit Two, issues surrounding the glass ceiling are examined from the divergent perspectives of CEOs and high-achieving women, showing how these competing perspectives are misaligned. Unit Three includes a selection focusing on women who choose to leave high-status, high-demand careers (off-ramping) for family reasons. In Unit Four, the readings on employment experiences are updated and presented through the eyes of a broad array of women, including African American, Latina, and immigrant women. In Unit Five, selections offer an assessment of policies that directly affect working women and their careers. Major concepts are highlighted and explained in the introductions to the units, which also provide background information. Food for Thought and Application questions at the end of each reading are included to encourage the synthesis of information and to explore possible solutions to some of women's most vexing problems in today's workplace. women and work, including labor-force participation rates, earnings, the wage gap, occupational concentration and family-work data.



The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105010303191
Release 1871
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