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Women labor activists in the movies : nine depictions of workplace organizers, 1954-2005

Author: Jennifer L Borda
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Some of the most indelible images of women in recent American film have been of working women fighting for labor reform or to expose corporate corruption. This critical text explores films with female labor activists as main protagonists, illuminating issues of gender and class while depicting the challenges of working class women"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer L Borda
ISBN: 9780786448418 0786448415
OCLC Number: 617425062
Description: vi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Rising up against the dominant : the multiple transgressions of Salt of the Earth --
Working-class women, protofeminist performance, and resistant ruptures in the movie musical The pajama game --
Recovering women activists' voices : Union maids, With babies and banners, and the feminist historical documentary --
Hollywood's working-class heroines : Norma Rae, Silkwood, and the politics of the docudrama --
Negotiating feminist politics in the third wave : labor struggle and solidarity in Live nude girls unite! --
Hollywood's feminist labor heroines moving into the twenty-first century : have we really come a long way? --
Fifty years of female labor activism in film : mapping the rhetorical tensions.
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"Some of the most indelible images of women in recent American film have been of working women fighting for labor reform or to expose corporate corruption. This critical text explores films with female labor activists as main protagonists, illuminating issues of gender and class while depicting the challenges of working class women"--Provided by publisher.

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