Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What To Do About It

Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What To Do About It

by Joan Williams


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195147148
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/13/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joan Williams is Professor and Director of the Program on Gender, Work and Family at American University Law School. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Preface: What This Book Is AboutIX
Part IUnbending Gender in Social Life11
Chapter 1Is Domesticity Dead?13
Chapter 2From Full Commodification to Reconstructive Feminism40
Chapter 3Deconstructing the Ideal-Worker Norm in Market Work64
Chapter 4Deconstructing the Ideal-Worker Norm in Family Entitlements114
Part IIUnbending Gender Talk (Including Feminism)143
Chapter 5How Domesticity's Gender Wars Take on Elements of Class and Race Conflict145
Chapter 6Do Women Share an Ethic of Care?: Domesticity's Descriptions of Men and Women177
Chapter 7Do Women Need Special Treatment? Do Feminists Need Equality?205
Chapter 8The New Paradigm Theorized: Domesticity in Drag243
Four Themes of Conclusion271

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