Framing a Domain for Work and Family: A Study of Women in Residential Real Estate Sales Work available in Hardcover
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- Lexington Books
Framing a Domain brings new sociological focus to the work of women realtors. The book provides fascinating insights into why women choose to sell real estate and why they have come to dominate the profession. Based on in-depth interviews with women realtors, carried out through the 1990s, Carol Wharton's work places this white-collar service occupation within the larger context of women's lives. It offers a unique case study of the gendered practices that infuse the workplace, and the ways women negotiate these practices to successfully "weave" work with family obligations. Framing a Domain not only provides an excellent occupational study of residential real estate salespeople but contributes much to our understanding of gender and work in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
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About the Author
Carol S. Wharton is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Richmond.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Working Full Time on Their Own Time: The Lure of Independent Contracting Chapter 3 The Nature of Real Estate Sales Work Chapter 4 Being a Realtor Chapter 5 Arranging the Workday Part 6 The Home is Still Their Domain: Women Work within and outside of Their Family Relationships Chapter 7 Homework: Women as Realtors, Wives, and Mothers Chapter 8 Real Estate Sales Work as Gender Work Chapter 9 Good Job/Bad Job: The Perks and Piques of Selling Houses Part 10 Conclusion