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Issei, Nisei, war bride : three generations of Japanese American women in domestic service

Author: Evelyn Nakano Glenn
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uncovers the relationship between Japanese American women's experience as domestic workers during the first seventy years of the twentieth century and larger historical forces: the transformation of the economy and labor market in Northern California and the process of labor migration and settlement in that locale. How did these forces affect women's work, both paid and unpaid, and what were their strategies for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Nakano Glenn
ISBN: 0877224129 9780877224129 0877225648 9780877225645
OCLC Number: 12694995
Description: xviii, 290 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part One. Roots : Women and labor migration --
Japanese American immigration and settlement --
Issei, Nisei, war brides --
The labor market --
Part Two. Work : Careers in domestic service --
On the job : Conditions of work and strategies for coping --
The meaning of demeaning work --
Part Three. Family : Creating and maintaining family life --
Gender politics in the family : Issei --
Gender politics in the family : Nisei and war brides --
Appendixes.
Responsibility: Evelyn Nakano Glenn.

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Presents a study of Japanese American women employed as domestic workers. This book addresses issues about the nature of labour systems in capitalist economies, the role of immigrant and racial  Read more...

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"A richly detailed and sophisticated examination of...how historical and economic forces restricted women's lives and how women devised strategies for dealing with their plight." --Canadian Woman Read more...

 
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