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The Resource Equality on trial : gender and rights in the modern American workplace, Katherine Turk

Equality on trial : gender and rights in the modern American workplace, Katherine Turk

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Equality on trial : gender and rights in the modern American workplace
Title
Equality on trial
Title remainder
gender and rights in the modern American workplace
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Turk
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1964, as part of its landmark Civil Rights Act, Congress outlawed workplace discrimination on the basis of such personal attributes as sex, race, and religion. This provision, known as Title VII, laid a new legal foundation for women's rights at work. Though President Kennedy and other lawmakers expressed high hopes for Title VII, early attempts to enforce it were inconsistent. In the absence of a consensus definition of sex equality in the law or society, Title VII's practical meaning was far from certain. The first history to foreground Title VII's sex provision, Equality on Trial examines how the law's initial promise inspired a generation of Americans to dispatch expansive notions of sex equality. Imagining new solidarities and building a broad class politics, these workers and activists engaged Title VII to generate a pivotal battle over the terms of democracy and the role of the state in all labor relationships. But the law's ambiguity also allowed for narrow conceptions of sex equality to take hold. Conservatives found ways to bend Title VII's possible meanings to their benefit, discovering that a narrow definition of sex equality allowed businesses to comply with the law without transforming basic workplace structures or ceding power to workers. These contests to fix the meaning of sex equality ultimately laid the legal and cultural foundation for the neoliberal work regimes that enabled some women to break the glass ceiling as employers lowered the floor for everyone else. Synthesizing the histories of work, social movements, and civil rights in the postwar United States, Equality on Trial recovers the range of protagonists whose struggles forged the contemporary meanings of feminism, fairness, and labor rights"--Book jacket
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YDXCP
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Turk, Katherine
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
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  • United States.
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • United States
Label
Equality on trial : gender and rights in the modern American workplace, Katherine Turk
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-272) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780812248203
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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YBP Library Services
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930010182
Label
Equality on trial : gender and rights in the modern American workplace, Katherine Turk
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780812248203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
YBP Library Services
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930010182

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