Hard Labour: The Sociology of Parenthood

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Dec 1, 2004 - Social Science - 236 pages
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This innovative book examines changes in family practices and paid work in the 21st century. Focusing on highly qualified mothers who combine childcare with employment, it makes a valuable contribution to current debates. It also takes into account the views of fathers, making it a rounded study of family practice in the new millennium.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART 1 The Sociology of Parenting and Paid Work
13
PART 2 Doing it All and having some of it
95
Chapter 06 Baby you changed my life
101
Chapter 07 A labour of love and a sound investment
130
Chapter 08 Everything I do I do for you
149
Chapter 09 Everyone is equal ?
183
Chapter 10 My children must become our children
206
References
217
Index
227
Back cover
237
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Page xi - I would like to acknowledge the people who were most important during the writing of this book. First and foremost, I would like to thank my editors Kerry Smith and Katrina Schroeder for their wisdom, guidance, and support during this project.

About the author (2004)

Caroline Gatrell is Lecturer in Management Learning and Leadership in the Management School at Lancaster University, UK. She is author of "Hard Labour: The Sociology of Parenthood" (Open University Press, 2005) and "Managing Part-time Study" (Open University Press, 2006).

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