Sunbelt Working Mothers: Reconciling Family and Factory / Edition 1

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Compares the experiences of Mexican-American and white mothers employed in apparel and electronics factories in Albuquerque and illuminates the ways in which individual women manage the competing demands of two roles. The authors show how these mothers--without the economic resources of professional women--find day care, divide economic contributions and household responsibilities with spouses or roommates, and obtain emotional support from kin or friends. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Mediating Contradiction and Difference: The Everyday Construction of Work and Family 1
2 The Context of Sunbelt Industrialization 32
3 Women's Industrial Work in the Family Economy 59
4 Mediating Contracdictions in Hierarchical Plants 90
5 Management Ideology and Practice in Participative Plants 138
6 Strategies for the Household Division of Labor 183
7 Strategies for Day Care while Mothers Work 221
8 Kin, Friends, and Husbands: Support Networks for Working Mothers 244
9 Conclusion: Living with Contradictions 274
Appendix: Mother's Providing Role, Occupation, Income, and Household Division of Labor 299
Bibliography 311
Index 323
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