Equality on Trial

In 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act outlawed workplace sex discrimination, but its practical meaning was uncertain. Equality on Trial examines how a generation of workers and feminists fought to infuse the law with broad notions of sex equality, reshaping workplaces, activist channels, state agencies, and courts along the way.

Equality on Trial
Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace

Katherine Turk

2016 | 296 pages | Cloth $45.00
American History | Women's Studies/Gender Studies | Public Policy
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Notions of Sex Equality
Chapter 1. Defining Sex Discrimination
Chapter 2. Class and Class Action
Chapter 3. Feminism and Workplace Fairness
Chapter 4. Reevaluating Women's Work
Chapter 5. Sex Equality and the Service Sector
Chapter 6. A Man's World, but Only for Some
Chapter 7. Opting Out or Buying In
Conclusion. Illusions of Sex Equality

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments