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Unbending gender : why family and work conflict and what to do about it

Author: Joan Williams
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joan Williams takes a hard look at the state of feminism in America. She outlines a new vision of feminism that calls for workplaces focused on the needs of families and, in divorce cases,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Williams
ISBN: 0195147146 9780195147148 0195094646 9780195094640
OCLC Number: 48653181
Description: xii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Unbending gender in social life --
Is domesticity dead? --
From full commodification to reconstructive feminism --
Deconstructing the ideal-worker norm in market work --
Deconstructing the ideal-worker norm in family entitlements --
Unbending gender talk (including feminism) --
How domesticity's gender wars take on elements of class and race conflict --
Do women share an ethic of care: domesticity's descriptions of men and women --
Do women need special treatment? Do feminists need equality? --
New paradigm theorized: domesticity in drag.
Responsibility: Joan Williams.

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"In this theoretically sophisticated and thoroughly accessible treatise on gender, work and domesticity, Williams offers a new vision of 'family-friendly' feminism that would support women in all Read more...

 
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