At the Heart of Work and Family

At the Heart of Work and Family

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At the Heart of Work and Family presents original research on work and family by scholars who engage and build on the conceptual framework developed by well-known sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild. These concepts, such as qthe second shift, q qthe economy of gratitude, q qemotion work, q qfeeling rules, q qgender strategies, q and qthe time bind, q are basic to sociology and have shaped both popular discussions and academic study. The common thread in these essays covering the gender division of housework, childcare networks, families in the global economy, and children of consumers is the incorporation of emotion, feelings, and meaning into the study of working families. These examinations, like Hochschild's own work, connect micro-level interaction to larger social and economic forces and illustrate the continued relevance of linking economic relations to emotional ones for understanding contemporary work-family life.... work, and for how mucha€”whether to employers who hire them directly or with agencies who find contract jobs for them. ... it is indisputably larger than that of the working-class temp. Leta#39;s sharpen the picture of temporary employment even anbsp;...

Title:At the Heart of Work and Family
Author: Anita Ilta Garey, Karen V. Hansen
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 2011-02-01

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