She Works/He Works / Edition 1

She Works/He Works / Edition 1

by Rosalind C. Barnett, Caryl Rivers
     
 

This lucidly presented four-year study of three hundred middle-class and working-class couples in the U.S. debunks the myth of the overwrought working mother with her insensitive husband and neglected children. Drawing on extensive cross-disciplinary research, Rosalind Barnett and Caryl Rivers argue that "collaborative couples," busy as they are, thrive in their… See more details below

Overview

This lucidly presented four-year study of three hundred middle-class and working-class couples in the U.S. debunks the myth of the overwrought working mother with her insensitive husband and neglected children. Drawing on extensive cross-disciplinary research, Rosalind Barnett and Caryl Rivers argue that "collaborative couples," busy as they are, thrive in their diverse roles, and inspire competence and confidence in their children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674805958
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Rosalind C. Barnett is Senior Scholar in Residence at the Murray Research Center at Radcliffe College.

Caryl Rivers is Professor of Journalism at Boston University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

1. Ozzie and Harriet Are Dead

2. The New Nostalgia

3. The Myth of the Miserable Working Woman

4. The Collaborative Couple

5. Twenty-First-Century Man

6. The New Fatherhood

7. Working It Out: Sally and Fred

8. Working Moms Are Good Moms

9. The New Motherhood

10. Working It Out: Steve and Connie

11. Changing the Corporate Culture

12. Attention Working Women

13. Working It Out: Ellen and Marvin

14. The Second Shift: Who's Really On It?

15. Making Marriage Work

16. Working It Out: Tom and Jen

17. Side By Side

18. The Road Ahead

Notes

Index

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