Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter

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Harvard University Press, 2010 - Business & Economics - 293 pages
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The United States has the most family-hostile public policy in the developed world. Contesting the idea that women need to negotiate better within the family, and redefining the notion of success in the workplace, Joan C. Williams reinvigorates the work-family debate and offers the first steps to making life manageable for all American families.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Opt Out or Pushed Out?
12
2 One Sick Child Away from Being Fired
42
3 Masculine Norms at Work
77
4 Reconstructive Feminism and Feminist Theory
109
5 The Class Culture Gap
151
6 Culture Wars as Class Conflict
187
Sarah Palin as Formula and Fantasy
215
Notes
221
Acknowledgments
281
Index
285
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Joan C. Williams is Distinguished Professor of Law, 1066 Foundation Chair, and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

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