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Hey, Waitress! The USA from the Other Side of the Tray by Alison Owings

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Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • American history: from c 1900 -,
  • American studies,
  • History of specific subjects,
  • Work & labour,
  • Women,
  • Sociology,
  • Business,
  • Social Science,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Waitresses,
  • USA,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Industries - Hospitality, Travel & Tourism,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Anthropology - General,
  • United States - General,
  • Biography,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7710624M
ISBN 100520217500
ISBN 109780520217508

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  HEY, WAITRESS!: The USA from the Other Side of the Tray User Review - Kirkus. From the author of Frauen (), another oral history of female experience, this one depicting food servers in American restaurants, ranging from upscale to fast g that the nation's /5(2).   2. Voices from the Other Side of the Tray Slices of American History Waitress work evokes the present. A meal is served now, minutes (if sometimes many minutes) after being ordered, and often within an hour it is eaten and paid for and its residue removed. The perception of waitressing as immediate, however, risks ignoring the deeper connections some waitresses have, in very different . Get this from a library! Hey, waitress!: the USA from the other side of the tray. [Alison Owings] -- "Most of us have sat across the tray from a waitress, but how many of us know what really is going on from her side? Hey, Waitress! aims to tell us. Containing lively, personal portraits of. Book Description: Most of us have sat across the tray from a waitress, but how many of us know what really is going on from her side?Hey, Waitress!aims to tell ning lively, personal portraits of waitresses from many different walks of life, this book is the first of its kind to show the intimate, illuminating, and often shocking behind-the-scenes stories of waitresses' daily shifts.

Get this from a library! Hey, waitress!: the USA from the other side of the tray. [Alison Owings] -- Part journalism and part oral history, Hey, Waitress! introduces an eclectic cast of characters: a ninety-five-year-old Baltimore woman who may have been the oldest living waitress, a Staten Island. Hey, Waitress! aims to tell us. Containing lively, personal portraits of waitresses from many different walks of life, this book is the first of its kind to show the intimate, illuminating, and often shocking behind-the-scenes stories of waitresses' daily shifts and daily lives/5(6).   Chapter One Voices from the Other Side of the Tray. Slices of American History. Waitress work evokes the present. A meal is served now, minutes (if sometimes many minutes) after being ordered, and often within an hour it is eaten and paid for and its residue removed. The perception of waitressing as immediate, however, risks ignoring the deeper connections some waitresses have, Pages: Most of us have sat across the tray from a waitress, but how many of us know what really is going on from her side? This book aims to tell us. Containing personal portraits of waitresses from many different walks of life, the book is the first of its kind to show the behind-the-scenes stories of waitresses' daily shifts and daily lives. The author of this book traveled across the United States.