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The time bind : when work becomes home and home becomes work

Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In her remarkable new book, The Time Bind, Arlie Hochschild brings us startling news of the ways in which home is being invaded by the time pressures and efficiencies of work, while the workplace is, for many parents, being transformed into a strange kind of surrogate home. For three years at a Fortune 500 company, she interviewed everyone from top executives to factory hands, sat in on business meetings, followed
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arlie Russell Hochschild
ISBN: 0805044701 9780805044706 080504471X 9780805044713
OCLC Number: 36241722
Description: xv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. About time. The waving window --
Managed values and long days --
An angel of an idea --
Family values and reversed worlds --
pt. 2. From executive suite to factory floor. Giving at the office --
The administrative mother --
"All my friends are worker bees": being a part-time professional --
"I'm still married": work as an escape valve --
"Catching up on the soaps": male pioneers in the culture of time --
What if the boss says no? --
"I want them to grow up to be good single moms" --
The overextended family --
Overtime hounds --
pt. 3. Implications and alternatives. The third shift --Evading the time bind --
Making time.
Other Titles: When work becomes home and home becomes work
Responsibility: Arlie Russell Hochschild.
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In her remarkable new book, The Time Bind, Arlie Hochschild brings us startling news of the ways in which home is being invaded by the time pressures and efficiencies of work, while the workplace is, for many parents, being transformed into a strange kind of surrogate home. For three years at a Fortune 500 company, she interviewed everyone from top executives to factory hands, sat in on business meetings, followed sales teams onto golf courses, and trailed working parents and their children through their days. In a series of vivid portraits, Hochschild paints a surprising picture of couples as time thieves, children as emotional bill-collectors, spouses as efficiency experts, parents who feel like helpful mothers and fathers mainly to their workmates, and women who - like generations of men before them - flee the pressures of home for the relief of work.

Hochschild's groundbreaking study exposes our crunch-time world and reveals how, after the first shift at work and the second at home, comes the third, and hardest, shift of repairing the damage created by the first two.

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