A Life in Balance?: Reopening the Family-Work Debate

A Life in Balance?: Reopening the Family-Work Debate

By: Justyna Sempruch (editor), Catherine Krull (editor)Hardback

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This book will be of interest to scholars from a wide range of social science disciplines, as well as to policy makers, non-governmental organizations, and parents trying to "balance" work and family responsibilities.

About Author

Catherine Krull is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Cultural Studies Program at Queen's University, cross-appointed to Women's Studies, and is an associate dean in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Justyna Sempruch is a researcher at the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Contributors: Patrizia Albanese, Donna Baines, Maureen Baker, Andrea Doucet, Ann Duffy, Margrit Eichler, Bonnie Freeman, Judy Fudge, Margaret Hillyard Little, Nancy Mandell, Susan A. McDaniel, Norene Pupo, Sue Wilson


Introduction: Diversifying the Model, Demystifying the Approach: The Work-Family Debate Reopened / Catherine Krull and Justyna Sempruch Part 1: Transcending the Prevailing Myths 1 Destabilizing the Nuclear Family Ideal: Thinking Beyond Essentialisms, Universalism, and Binaries / Catherine Krull 2 Intergenerational Care Work: Mothering, Grandmothering, and Eldercare / Nancy Mandell and Sue Wilson 3 Maternal Employment, Childcare, and Public Policy / Maureen Baker Part 2: Integrating Family and Work 4 Work, Care, Resistance, and Mothering: An Indigenous Perspective / Donna Baines and Bonnie Freeman 5 "I Am the Patient and Compassionate Cashier": Learning through Unpaid Household Work for Paid Work / Margrit Eichler 6 Employment in the New Economy and the Impact on Canadian Families / Ann Duffy and Norene Pupo 7 What Impedes Fathers' Participation in Care Work? Theorizing the Community as an Institutional Arena / Andrea Doucet 8 Addressing the Interlocking Complexity of Paid Work and Care: Lessons from Changing Family Policy in Quebec / Patrizia Albanese Part 3: Feminist-Informed Family Initiatives and Family Visions 9 Beyond the "Cultural" Landscape of Care: Queering Childcare, Caregiver, and Work / Justyna Sempruch 10 Working-Time Regimes, Flexibility, and Work-Life Balance: Gender Equality and Families / Judy Fudge 11 The Increasing Invisibility of Mothering / Margaret Hillyard Little Epilogue: A Feminist Vision for Caring-Employment Integration in Canada / Susan A. McDaniel References; List of Contributors; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774819671
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780774819671
  • weight: 520
  • ISBN10: 0774819677

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