City of Clerks: Office and Sales Workers in Philadelphia, by Jerome P. Bjelopera

By Jerome P. Bjelopera

Below the center classification managers and pros but above the expert blue-collar employees, revenues and place of work employees occupied an intermediate place in city America's social constitution in the course of the age of smokestacks. Bjelopera strains the moving occupational buildings and paintings offerings that facilitated the emergence of a white-collar workforce.  He paints a desirable photo of the lives led by means of Philadelphia's female and male clerks, either inside and out the office, as they shaped their very own golf equipment, affirmed their "whiteness," or even challenged sexual norms. through mapping the connection among those staff' self-expectations and the moving calls for in their employers, City of Clerks unearths how the proposal of "white collar" shifted over part a century.

 

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