Race and work : persistent inequality / Karyn Loscocco
- Loscocco, Karyn A.
- Additional Titles:
- Race & work
- Malden, MA : Polity, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Work & society
- Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Race and Work: Laying the Conceptual Groundwork; Race Hierarchy as an Engine of Economic Privilege; The Racial Other; Theories and Concepts; 2 The Roots of Race-Based Work Inequalities; Race in the â#x80;#x9C;New Worldâ#x80;#x9D;; The Invention of the Race Hierarchy and Racist Ideology; The Ideology of Racial Superiority; Race Stratification in Labor Markets and Jobs; Point 1. Whiteness is the Key to Upward Mobility in America; Point 2. Race Trumps Class: Or How Powerful Whites Successfully Use Race to Maximize their Profits
Point 3. The Playing Field Does Not Get Leveled: Cumulative Disadvantage in the Work Histories of African Americans and American IndiansPoint 4. Racism and U.S. Capitalism Go Hand in Hand; 3 Activism and Entrepreneurship; Resistance Strategies; Entrepreneurship and the Model Minority Myth; 4 The Past is in the Present: Persistent Work Inequalities; Part 1. Racial-Ethnic Patterns: Key Indicators Access to Jobs; In the Occupation and on the Job; In the Workplace; Hostility, Exclusion, and Harassment; Part 2. Complicating the Story; 5 Explaining Race Differences in Work Outcomes
Individuals and Structures6 Trending Race and Work Issues; American Capitalism and Increasing Inequality; Incarceration Nation; Immigration; Workerâ#x80;#x93;Job Mismatches and Workâ#x80;#x93;Family Conflict; Interactive Service Work; Careers in the New Economy; 7 Reducing Race-Based Inequities at Work; Organizational Change; Social Policy and Social Movements; References; Index
- "This book provides a reasoned, unflinching analysis of how race and paid work are linked in U.S. society. It offers readers the rich conceptual and empirical foundation needed to understand key issues surrounding both race and work. Loscocco traces current patterns to their historical roots, showing that the work lives of people from different race and ethnic groups have always been interrelated. Chapters document the U.S.'s multicultural labor history, discuss how labor markets and jobs became segregated, and explain key racial-ethnic patterns in work opportunities. The book also addresses common misconceptions about why women and men from some racial-ethnic groups end up with better jobs than others. It closes with a look at contemporary developments and suggests a future in which race-ethnicity no longer affects work opportunities and experiences. Race and Work deepens understanding and elevates the discussion of race, racism, and work in an engaging, accessible style. It will be an essential resource for anyone interested in work, race-ethnicity, social inequality, or intersections among race, gender, and class"--
- 9780745696430 (Mobi)
- Machine generated contents note: Introduction 1. Race and Work: Laying the Conceptual Groundwork 2. The Roots of Race-Based Work Inequalities 3 Activism and Entrepreneurship 4. The Past is in the Present: Persistent Work Inequalities 5. Explaining Race Differences in Work Outcomes 6. Trending Race and Work Issues 7. Reducing Racial Inequities at Work.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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