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Women, Work, and Families
Balancing and Weaving



© 2001 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This study of 30 mothers looks at the varying ways women balance work and family life. It is carried out through intensive interviews and the data is examined from several theoretical standpoints, including structural theory, motherhood theory, and feminist theory.
 
Introduction and History of Women's Labour Force Participation
 
Ideologies of Motherhood
Content and the Dominant Model  
 
Balancing and Weaving to Be a `Good' Mother
 
Theoretical Paradigms for Understanding Maternal Labour Force Participation
 
To Work or Not to Work? That Is the Question
 
`Are Children Better Off if They Have New Bikes Rather Than Having You at Home?'
Motherhood Ideology anf the Construction of Economic Need  
 
`He's Got to Learn That the World Is Not Just He Alone'
Solving the Childcare Dilemma  
 
The Power of Ideology and the Ideology of Power

"Hattery’s book is an important contribution to this literature. The book is engaging and is well written. I would recommend this book and encourage Hattery to continue examination of this construct." 

Psychology of Women Quarterly

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Angie Jean Hattery

Angela J. Hattery, PhD holds the Zachary T. Smith Reynolds Associate Professorship in Sociology and Women & Gender Studies at Wake Forest University. She completed her B.A. at Carleton College and her M.S. and PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining the faculty of Wake Forest in 1998. Her research focuses on social stratification, gender, family, and race. She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and books, including another Sage book: Women, Work, and Family: Balancing and Weaving (2001). Her forthcoming book Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships will appear in 2007. More About Author

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