The Cocktail Waitress: Woman's Work in a Man's World by James P. Spradley,Brenda E. Mann

By James P. Spradley,Brenda E. Mann

A 1975 vintage, this hugely readable, in-depth learn examines a well-known girl function in modern American society. The authors practice fieldwork the right way to the learn of social habit in a school bar—as considered from the point of view of cocktail waitresses. They describe intimately the day by day lives of girls and the that means of labor for girls in a man’s global. now not a feminist tract, their e-book offers a wealth of empirical facts at the nature of being woman in our tradition. The Cocktail Waitress examines female/male relationships in addition to styles of male dominance in social interplay, and exhibits how those are associated with extra normal matters in anthropology. The paintings teaches vital social technology innovations whereas regularly facing the school student’s personal international. Its target presentation of the waitress casts gentle on major social concerns and the function of girls in today’s society, including the way within which female-male roles are interlocked.

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