Columbia Univ Pr Books
Books editi da Columbia Univ Pr con argomento Working Class Women
Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure
edizioni Columbia Univ Pr collana Columbia Univ Pr (Paperback)
At the beginning of the twentieth century, labor leaders in women's unions routinely chastised their members for their ceaseless pursuit of fashion, avid reading of dime novels, and "affected" ways, including aristocratic airs and accents. Indeed, working women in America were eagerly participating in the burgeoning...
MacLeod Arlene Elowe
edizioni Columbia Univ Pr collana (Paperback)
This book explores the puzzling phenomenon of new veiling practices among lower middle class women in Cairo, Egypt. Although these women are part of a modernizing middle class, they also voluntarily adopt a traditional symbol of female subordination. How can this paradox be explained?An explanation emerges which reconceptualizes...