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Author Chetkovich, Carol A.

Title Real heat : gender and race in the urban fire service / Carol Chetkovich
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [1997]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages)
Summary "In the struggle over affirmative action, no employment setting has seen more friction than urban fire departments. Thirty years of legal and political efforts have opened the doors of this historically white male preserve, but men of color have yet to consolidate their gains, and women's progress has been even more tenuous. In this unique and compelling account of affirmative action at the "street level," Carol Chetkovich explores the ways in which this program has succeeded and failed." "Chetkovich follows the men and women of the Oakland Fire Department Class 1-91 through their academy training and eighteen-month probation. Real Heat explores how the process of becoming a firefighter interacts with the dimensions of race and gender to support some and discourage others." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-236) and index
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Subject African American fire fighters -- California -- Oakland.
Fire departments -- Officials and employees -- California -- Oakland.
Race discrimination -- California -- Oakland.
Sex discrimination against women -- California -- Oakland.
Women fire fighters -- California -- Oakland.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 058522224X (electronic bk.)
9780585222240 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)