Protest engendered: The participation of women steelworkers in the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel strike of 1985

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Abstract

This article examines the participation of women in the 1985 labor strike at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel. The author views the strike as a deeply gendered act of protest where the issues, strategies, tactics, and resources used by women workers differ from those used by men, and simultaneously, as the occupational site that provided workers an opportunity to affirm, to modify, and to contest their understandings of gender. Paradoxically, women both challenge and conform to normative gender scripts for protest. They resisted the efforts of men to impose a gender division of labor and sought to mobilize the community in support of the strike.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)710-728
Number of pages19
JournalGender and Society
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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