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The Resource Household workers unite : the untold story of African American women who built a movement, Premilla Nadasen

Household workers unite : the untold story of African American women who built a movement, Premilla Nadasen

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Household workers unite : the untold story of African American women who built a movement
Title
Household workers unite
Title remainder
the untold story of African American women who built a movement
Statement of responsibility
Premilla Nadasen
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Premilla Nadasen recounts in this powerful book a little-known history of organizing among African American household workers. She uses the stories of a handful of women to illuminate the broader politics of labor, organizing, race, and gender in late 20th-century America. At the crossroads of the emerging civil rights movement, a deindustrializing economy, a burgeoning women's movement, and increasing immigration, household worker activists, who were excluded from both labor rights and mainstream labor organizing, developed distinctive strategies for political mobilization and social change. We learn about their complicated relationship with their employers, who were a source of much of their anguish, but, also, potentially important allies. And equally important they articulated a profound challenge to unequal state policy. Household Workers Unite offers a window into this occupation from a perspective that is rarely seen. At a moment when the labor movement is in decline; as capital increasingly treats workers as interchangeable or dispensible; as the number of manufacturing jobs continues to dwindle and the number of service sector jobs expands; as workers in industrialized countries find themselves in an precarious situation and struggle hard to make ends meet without state support or protection--the lessons of domestic worker organizing recounted here might prove to be more important than just a correction of the historical record. The women in this book, as Nadasen demonstrates, were innovative labor organizers. As a history of poor women workers, it shatters countless myths and assumptions about the labor movement and proposes a very different vision."--Publisher information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nadasen, Premilla
Dewey number
331.4/78116408996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6072.2.U5
LC item number
N33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women household employees
  • African American household employees
  • Household employees
  • Women labor leaders
  • African American labor leaders
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations
  • African American household employees
  • African American labor leaders
  • Household employees
  • Women household employees
  • Women labor leaders
  • United States
Label
Household workers unite : the untold story of African American women who built a movement, Premilla Nadasen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
"Conversations" about domestic labor -- Women, civil rights, and grassroots mobilization -- A new day for domestic workers -- Intimacy, labor, and professionalization -- Space, place, and new models of labor organizing -- Social rights, feminist solidarity, and FLSA -- Women, work, and immigration
Control code
903873672
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780807014509
Lccn
2015003720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903873672
Label
Household workers unite : the untold story of African American women who built a movement, Premilla Nadasen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
"Conversations" about domestic labor -- Women, civil rights, and grassroots mobilization -- A new day for domestic workers -- Intimacy, labor, and professionalization -- Space, place, and new models of labor organizing -- Social rights, feminist solidarity, and FLSA -- Women, work, and immigration
Control code
903873672
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780807014509
Lccn
2015003720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903873672

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