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Reveals the strategies that experienced waitresses employ to improve their own positions rather than aspiring towards management. This book confronts stereotypical characterizations of waitresses through the voices of some aggressive, determined, tough, and resilient women.
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Challenges the uncritical equation of advancement with successFrom the Inside Flap:
"[P]rovides a vivid picture of the bustle and banter of restaurant life from the waitresses' point of view.... Paules highlights the freedom of interpretation that allows workers to resist potentially demeaning aspects of their jobs."
—American Journal of Sociology
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Book Description Temple University Press, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0877228876
Book Description Temple University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0877228876