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Hitting home : feminist ethics, women's work, and the betrayal of "family values"

Author: Gloria H Albrecht
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2002.
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"At the very time when most women's lives are defined by a lack of income, time, and energy, and when being stressed-out is for them more common than the common cold, politicians and other professional guardians of public virtue are stridently lamenting the loss of what they define as "family values." Even as women enter the workforce to provide essential income for their families while attending to children,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Albrecht, Gloria H.
Hitting home.
New York : Continuum, 2002
(OCoLC)988873873
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gloria H Albrecht
ISBN: 0826414427 9780826414427
OCLC Number: 50123409
Notes: APPE gift.
Description: 176 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Framing the issue: Contexts, methods and commitments --
Now that women work ... --
The cost of kids --
Spending time when time is money --
Hitting home.
Responsibility: Gloria H. Albrecht.

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Social ills from drug addiction to unwed mothering is laid at the door of the working woman. As Gloria H. Albrecht shows, this dismal situation is not merely a cultural irony; it is a potential  Read more...

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