The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 31, 2012 - Social Science - 352 pages
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An updated edition of a standard in its field that remains relevant more than twenty years after its original publication.

More than twenty years ago, sociologist and University of California, Berkeley, professor Arlie Hochschild set off a tidal wave of conversation and controversy with his bestselling book, The Second Shift In it, she examined what really happens in dual-career households. Adding together time in paid work, child care, and housework, she found that working mothers put in a month of work a year more than their spouses. Updated for a workforce now half female, this edition cites a range of new studies and statistics and includes a new afterword in which Hochschild assesses how much-and how little-has changed for women today.


  

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

I don't really know how to rate or review this, because it was pretty difficult for me to read. It's not new, it's not surprising, but the issues mirror a lot that I've been facing, and so I have ... Read full review

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Contents

MY RESEARCH
INSIDE THE EXTRA MONTH A YEAR
THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF GENDER IDEOLOGY
GENDER STRATEGIES
FAMILY MYTHS
BEHIND THE FOOTSTEPS
A FAMILY MYTH AS SOLUTION
NANCYS PROGRAM TO SUSTAIN THE MYTH
A THIRD STAGE OF FATHERHOOD
GENDER IDEOLOGY FEELING RULES AND COPING WITH FEELINGS
THE DIRECT APPROACH
SUPERMOMING
CUTTING BACK AT WORK
SEEKING HELP
MENS STRATEGIES
COUPLES WHO CLASH

SUPPRESSING THE POLITICS OF COMPARISON
HOW MANY HOLTS?
USING ONE SIDE OF TRADITIONALISM TO GET AROUND THE OTHER
A STRATEGY OF INCOMPETENCE
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT INSTEAD OF INVOLVEMENT
NINAS COLLISION COURSE
CAUTIONARY TALES OF DIVORCE
ALEXANDRAS FRIENDS
THE COMPANY LOYALTY TEST
FIFTYFIFTY AT HOME AND TIME FOR READING AND MODEL TRAINS
ANNS FLIPFLOP SYNDROME
A BRILLIANT HUSBAND AND A JOB THAT FEELS UNREAL
IF THATS HOW YOU WANT IT
A SCARCITY OF GRATITUDE
THE NURTURANCE CRUNCH
WEARING MOTHERHOOD LIGHTLY
YOU CANT STONEWALL THE CHILDREN
LOVE OF JOB AS SELFDEFENSE
INSIDE EQUAL TIME ON SUNDAY
I HAVE AN MBA
BEHIND THEIR GENDER STRATEGIES
IT STARTED WITH THE BIRTH OF THE BABY
Michael Sherman
Natural Drift
THE TENSION OF BEING BEHIND THE TIMES
WOMEN WHO BECOME LIKE TRADITIONAL MEN AND TRADITIONAL MEN WHO STAY AS THEY ARE
DIVORCE AND THE SECOND SHIFT
THE LIMITS OF ECONOMIC LOGIC
LIMITING THE IDEA OF FATHERHOOD
CURTAILING THE IDEA OF WHAT A CHILD NEEDS
MY WIFE IS DOING IT
A FATHERS INFLUENCE
THE TWO CULTURES
CLASS DIFFERENCES
PRESERVING A DOMESTIC TRADITION?
UNEQUAL WAGES AND FRAGILE MARRIAGESTHE COUNTERTENDENCY
THE HAVES AND HAVENOTS OF BACKSTAGE SUPPORT FOR WORK
FUTURE NANCY HOLTS?
A GENDER STRATEGY FOR THE NATION
POSTSCRIPT
A NATURALISTIC APPROACH
Ways of Seeing
The Relation Between Ideology and Male Help at Home
The Relation Between the Wage Gap and the Leisure Gap
MomsRising
National Organization of Women
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About the author (2012)

Arlie Russell Hochschild is the author of The Time Bind and most recently Global Woman, which she edited with Barbara Ehrenreich. She is a tenured professor at University of California, Berkeley.

Arlie Russell Hochschild is the author of The Time Bind and most recently Global Woman, which she edited with Barbara Ehrenreich. She is a tenured professor at University of California, Berkeley.

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