The Resource A mother's work : how feminism, the market, and policy shape family life, Neil Gilbert

A mother's work : how feminism, the market, and policy shape family life, Neil Gilbert

Label
A mother's work : how feminism, the market, and policy shape family life
Title
A mother's work
Title remainder
how feminism, the market, and policy shape family life
Statement of responsibility
Neil Gilbert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The question of how best to combine work and family life has led to lively debates in recent years. Both a lifestyle and a policy issue, it has been addressed psychologically, socially, and economically, and conclusions have been hotly contested. But as Neil Gilbert shows in this penetrating and provocative book, we haven't looked closely enough at how and why these questions are framed, or who benefits from the proposed answers." "A Mother's Work takes a hard look at the unprecedented rise in childlessness that, along with the outsourcing of family care and household production, has helped to alter family life since the 1960s. It challenges the conventional view on how to balance motherhood and employment, and examines how the choices women make are influenced by the culture of capitalism, feminist expectations, and the social policies of the welfare state. Gilbert argues that while the market ignores the essential value of a mother's work, prevailing norms about the social benefits of work have been overvalued by elites whose opportunities and circumstances little resemble those of most working- and middle-class mothers. And the policies that have been crafted too often seem friendlier to the market than to the family. Gilbert ends his discussion by looking at the issue internationally, and he makes the case for reframing the debate to include a wider range of social values and public benefits that present more options for managing work and family responsibilities."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilbert, Neil
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759.48
LC item number
.G55 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working mothers
  • Work and family
  • Women in the professions
  • Family policy
  • Feminist theory
  • Family policy
  • Feminist theory
  • Women in the professions
  • Work and family
  • Working mothers
  • Familienpolitik
  • Mutter
  • Feminismus
  • Frau
  • Berufstätigkeit
  • Berufstätigkeit
  • Familie
  • Familienpolitik
  • Frau
  • Mutter
  • United States
  • USA
  • USA
Label
A mother's work : how feminism, the market, and policy shape family life, Neil Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The social context : motherhood in decline?
  • Work and family : the choices women make
  • Capitalism and motherhood : does it pay to have children?
  • Feminist expectations : who suffers from the problem that has no name?
  • How family friendly are family-friendly policies?
  • Rethinking family policy
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 228 pages
Isbn
9780300164619
Lccn
2007034309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)167500006
Label
A mother's work : how feminism, the market, and policy shape family life, Neil Gilbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The social context : motherhood in decline?
  • Work and family : the choices women make
  • Capitalism and motherhood : does it pay to have children?
  • Feminist expectations : who suffers from the problem that has no name?
  • How family friendly are family-friendly policies?
  • Rethinking family policy
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 228 pages
Isbn
9780300164619
Lccn
2007034309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)167500006

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