We Can't Eat Prestige: The Women Who Organized Harvard

 
 
Temple University Press,U.S.
  • erschienen am 8. August 2001
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 280 Seiten
978-1-56639-925-8 (ISBN)
 
The drama was played out in innumerable hearings before the National Labor Relations Board, in the streets of Cambridge, and on the walks of historic Harvard Yard, where union members marched and sang and employed new tactics like " ballooning," designed to communicate a message of joy and liberation rather than the traditional " hate-the-boss" hostility. John Hoerr tells this story from the perspective of both Harvard administrators and union organizers. With unusual access to its meetings, leaders, and files, he examines the unique culture of a female-led union from the inside. Photographs add to the impact of this dramatic narrative. Author note: John Hoerr, a freelance writer, has been a journalist for more than thirty years at newspapers, magazines, public television, and United Press International. A specialist in labor reportage, he is the author of And the Wolf Finally Came: The Decline of the American Steel Industry.
  • Englisch
  • Philadelphia PA
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 236 mm
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  • Breite: 163 mm
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  • Dicke: 19 mm
  • 445 gr
978-1-56639-925-8 (9781566399258)
1566399254 (1566399254)
John Hoerr, a freelance writer, has been a journalist for more than thirty years at newspapers, magazines, public television, and United Press International. A specialist in labor reportage, he is the author of And the Wolf Finally Came Home: The Decline of the American Steel Industry.
"Hoerr's tale of staunch women and Harvard's comeuppance make his book exciting reading."
-Jean Alonso, The Women's Review of Books "Hoerr provides a comprehensive account of the history of the history of the Harvard office workers' struggle to unionize at Harvard...instructive for labor educators, union organizers, and general readers who are interested in women's role in the labor movement and union organizing in academia or in the female-dominated service industries."
-Labor Studies Journal "Hoerr's book breaks new ground as it traces how the rising feminist consciousness of the 60's and early 70's fused with working-class, union sensibilities, and how...organizers made mainstream unions bend to accommodate this new mix."
-Ellen Clegg, The Boston Globe
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