Female Corporate Culture and the New South

Female Corporate Culture and the New South

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Before World War I, Southern women's participation in the workforce consisted of black women's domestic labor and white working-class women's industrial or manufacturing work, but after the war, Southern women flooded business offices as stenographers, typists, clerks, and bookkeepers. This book examines their experiences in the clerical workforce, using both traditional labor sources and exploring the cultural institutions that evolved from these women's work-related millieu.Businessmen throughout the South molded this workforce to meet their needs using both labor-saving management techniques and exploiting social morns to enforce gender boundaries that limited women's workplace opportunities. This study traces the social and economic implications of Sour. hem women's increased participation in clerical labor after World War I. While it increased the civic activities of white middle-class southern women, it also confined them to a routinized days work and limited venues of occupational achievement. Through a varied network of business women's dubs and organizations, women struggled with their new identities as workers and attempted to integrate their work lives with their community and family obligations.The Georgia Relief Commission administered the program through county relief apparatuses. ... Gay B. Shepperson, the director of the State Department of Public Welfare, became director of the Georgia Relief Commission (GRC). ... The CWA work relief employed mostly manual labor on street paving, construction, and beautification programs in DeKalb and Fulton counties, which encompassed Atlantaanbsp;...

Title:Female Corporate Culture and the New South
Author:Maureen Carroll Gilligan
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 1999


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