The Second Shift

The Second Shift

by Arlie Russell Hochschild, Anne Machung
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The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Busy__Mom More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad I found this summary at ParentsDigest! I am still amazed by how deeply it is embedded in society's collective mind that Mom is still wholly responsible for home and child, even now that so many mothers work full time, and are even, often times, main bread winner of the house. This book gives voice to the effects that has on us as women and mothers, but also how it effects our children.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
You must read this book if you want to become smarter. It's a must!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great analysis of the sex/gender roles in marriages. As women move further into the work world so that families can 'keep up' to make ends meet, while others are striving to afford the 'luxuries that have become necessities', this book looks at the 'second shift' of work. That is, the work that's done at home to keep the household running smoothly. This includes house cleaning, yardwork and other chores around the house. Do men and women equally share the work, is there true equality in this regard? It's a good book. I'm pleased to see there is an updated version of the book. I orginally read the 1989 version for an Anthropology class called 'Gender Roles in Society'. The only thing one would further want to examine, and hopefully is in this updated version of the book, is how do homosexual couples who are 'married' in name or in law, handle the second shift?