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Women, Work, and Families

Women, Work, and Families
Balancing and Weaving

First Edition

January 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

Angie Jean Hattery

Angela J. Hattery,is Professorof the Women & Gender Studiesand co-Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Gender Based Violence at theUniversityof Delaware.She received her BA in sociology and anthropology fromCarleton College andhermasters and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.She is the author of 12books.Hermost recent,Way Down intheHole: Race, Intimacy and the Reproduction of RacialIdeologies in Solitary Confinement explores the ways in which racial antagonisms are exacerbated by theparticularstructures of solitaryconfinement.She is also the author ofPolicing Black Bodies: How... More About Author

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