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By James P. Spradley,Brenda E. Mann

A 1975 vintage, this hugely readable, in-depth research examines a well-recognized woman function in modern American society. The authors follow fieldwork easy methods to the research of social habit in a faculty bar—as seen from the viewpoint of cocktail waitresses. They describe intimately the daily lives of girls and the that means of labor for ladies in a man’s international. no longer a feminist tract, their publication presents a wealth of empirical information at the nature of being girl in our tradition. The Cocktail Waitress examines female/male relationships in addition to styles of male dominance in social interplay, and indicates how those are associated with extra common matters in anthropology. The paintings teaches vital social technology innovations whereas consistently facing the varsity student’s personal global. Its aim presentation of the waitress casts mild on major social matters and the position of ladies in today’s society, including the way within which female-male roles are interlocked.

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