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Hard labour : the sociology of parenthood

Author: Caroline Gatrell
Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines changes in family practices and paid work in the 21st century. Focusing on women who combine motherhood with a career, the book makes a valuable contribution to current debates. It also takes into account the views of fathers, making it a rounded study of family practices. Hard Labour puts forward some new and thought-provoking arguments about both mothers' and fathers' commitments to parenting  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gatrell, Caroline.
Hard labour.
Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)681549752
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Gatrell
ISBN: 0335214894 9780335214891 0335214886 9780335214884
OCLC Number: 56806988
Description: x, 236 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "The impossible dream?" : motherhood and employment --
Parents, children and family lives --
Domestic goddesses? --
Moneybags and the invisible father --
Working for love or money? : the commitment of mothers to paid work --
"Baby, you changed my life" : the transition to motherhood --
A labour of love (and a sound investment) : the division of childcare work and the centrality of children to fathers' lives --
"Everything I do, I do for you" : the commitment to work and child --
Everyone is equal ...? : parenthood and workplace discrimination --
"My children must become our children."
Responsibility: Caroline Gatrell.

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