By Fran Moccio
In Live Wire, Francine Moccio brings to lifestyles 40 years of public coverage reform and advocacy that experience did not put off limited possibilities for girls in hugely paid, expert blue-collar jobs. Breaking boundaries right into a male-only profession and alternate, ladies electricians have chanced on occupation possibilities in nontraditional paintings. but their efforts to accomplish gender equality have additionally collided with the unfairness and fraternal values of brotherhood and elements that experience eventually derailed women's complete inclusion.
By drawing instructive comparisons of women’s front into the electricians’ exchange and its union with these of black and different minority males, Moccio’s in-depth case research brings new insights into the ways that divisions at paintings alongside the traces of race, gender, and financial historical past improve and/or inhibit inclusion. Incorporating learn in accordance with broad fundamental, secondary, and archival resources, Live Wire contributes a much-needed exam of the way intercourse segregation is reproduced in blue-collar occupations, whereas additionally scrutinizing the complicated interactions of labor, unions, rest, and relations life.
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