Attitudes Toward Work

  • Daliany Jerónimo Kersh


Through the framework of individual and collective memory, ‘Attitudes Toward Work’ analyzes the portrayal of the female worker in the press and how this collective ideal has influenced women’s individual self-perceptions of themselves as workers. By exploring the interviewees’ identities, attitudes, feelings, and values associated with work, Jerónimo Kersh identifies three main reasons for why women continued to work despite the devaluation of the state wage: financial independence, socialization, and the sense of worth they derived from their work. This chapter also explores generational attitudes toward work; highlighting how although younger women were choosing work out of financial considerations, they still very much subscribed to the same revolutionary values that had been passed down from generation to generation.


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  • Daliany Jerónimo Kersh
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  1. 1.Richmond, The American International UniversityLondonUK

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