Women's Work and Lives in Offshore Oil

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Abstract

Despite being the standard against which all other offshore work sites are compared, the male-dominated work culture of the Gulf of Mexico has received little attention from social scientists. Drawing on the literature on women and work in the United States, on women in the U.S. South, in the military, and in the oil field, and on interviews with hundreds of individuals this paper explores the roles of women in the development and maintenance of the offshore oil and gas industry in southern Louisiana.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMarkets and Market Liberalization
Subtitle of host publicationEthnographic Reflections
EditorsNorbert Dannhaeuser, Cynthia Werner
Pages163-204
Number of pages42
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 27 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameResearch in Economic Anthropology
Volume24
ISSN (Print)0190-1281

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Austin, D. E. (2006). Women's Work and Lives in Offshore Oil. In N. Dannhaeuser, & C. Werner (Eds.), Markets and Market Liberalization: Ethnographic Reflections (pp. 163-204). (Research in Economic Anthropology; Vol. 24). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0190-1281(05)24006-4