Labour Law, Work, and Family: Critical and Comparative Perspectives

Labour Law, Work, and Family: Critical and Comparative Perspectives


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199287031
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/29/2005
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Joanne Conaghan studied law at Oxford. She is currently a Professor of Law at the University of Kent at Canterbury, having previously taught at the Universities of Exeter in Devon and San Diego in California. Her areas of research include labour law, tort, and feminist legal theory, and she has published widely in all three fields. She has been Managing Editor of the international journal, Feminist Legal Studies, since 1998. She is a member of the Co-ordinating Committee of the International Network on Transformative Employment and Labour Law (INTELL) and co-editor (with Michael Fischl and Karl Klare) of Labour Law in an Era of Globalization (OUP, 2002).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Interrogating the Work/Family Divide, Joanne Conaghan and Kerry Rittich
I Situating Debate about Work and Family
2. Work, Family, and the Discipline of Labour Law, Joanne Conaghan
3. Equity and Efficiency: International Institutions and the Work/Family Nexus, Kerry Rittich
II Reimagining the Worker
4. Work/Family, Australian Labour Law, and the Normative Worker, Anna Chapman
5. The Right to Flexibility, Hugh Collins
6. ReCommodifying Time: Working Hours of 'Live-in' Domestic Workers, Guy Mundlak
7. The Family Economy versus the Labour Market (or Housework as a Legal Issue), Maria Rosaria Marella
8. Gender and Diversification of Labour Forms in Japan, Mutsuko Asakara
9. Poor Women's Work Experiences: Gaps in the 'Work/Family' Discussion, Lucy Williams
III 'Family-Friendly' Labour Law
10. Work, Family, and Parenthood: The European Union Agenda, Clare McGlynn
11. Taking Leave: Work and Family in Australian Law and Policy, Rosemary Owens
12. A New Gender Contract? Work/Life Balance and Working-Time Flexibility, Judy Fudge
13. Work and Family Issues in the Transitional Countries of Central and Eastern Europe: The Case of Hungary, Csilla Kollonay Lehoczky
14. Issues of Work and Family in Japan, Hiroko Hayashi
IV Conclusion: A Cautionary Tale
15. A Woman's World, Richard Michael Fischl

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