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Hey, waitress! : the USA from the other side of the tray

Author: Alison Owings
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alison Owings travelled the USA from border to border and coast to coast, to hear firsthand what waitresses think about their lives, their work and their world. Part journalism, part oral history, "Hey, Waitress!" introduces an eclectic cast of characters.
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Biography
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Owings, Alison.
Hey, waitress!.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2002003614
(OCoLC)49320332
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Owings
ISBN: 9780520931220 052093122X 1417508396 9781417508396 0520242246 9780520242241 1597346527 9781597346528 9780520217508 0520217500
OCLC Number: 55534571
Description: 1 online resource (334 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Prologue --
1 . A BRIEF, AND SUBJECTIVE, HISTORY OF WAITRESSING --
Voices from the Other Side of the Tray --
2 . SLICES OF AMERICAN HISTORY --
Arleen Garcia --
Ima Jean Edwards --
Beulah Compton --
Verna Welsh --
Marguerite Schertle --
Cathryn Anita Smith --
3 . WE SHOULD BE RESPECTED": PROFESSIONALS --
Margie Watson --
Rka Nagy --
Patty Devon --
Melinda Rubke --
Tamara Thompson --
Dolores Romero --
4 . HIGH ENDS --
Wendy Levy --
Nella Powell --
Martha Shissler --
Sandy Ward --
5 . "IT WAS DESPERATION TIME": WAITRESSING AS SALVATION --
Gladys Gilbert --
Linda Bolanos and Susan Donley --
Carolyn Robb --
Bertie Halpern --
Hilde Meck --
Lorraine Talcove --
6 . DINERS AND DOWNWARD --
Rose Marie Willie --
Joanne Mulcahy --
Sally Merlo --
Diana Candee --
Jennifer de Haro --
7 . WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS --
Mary Ellen Foster McEvily --
Melissa Mason --
Suz Kling --
Cynthia Shearer --
Mary-Lyons Mouton Ochsner Bruna --
8 . AFTER SHIFT --
Kathy Anderson --
Lucy Rienzo and Co-workers --
Oi Yee Lai --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments --
Notes.
Responsibility: Alison Owings.
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