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Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do about It

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In Unbending Gender, Joan Williams takes a hard look at the state of feminism in America. Concerned by what she finds--young women who flatly refuse to identify themselves as feminists and working-class and minority women who feel the movement hasn't addressed the issues that dominate their daily lives--she outlines a new vision of feminism that calls for workplaces focused on the needs of families and, in divorce cases, recognition of the value of family work and its impact on women's earning power.

Williams shows that workplaces are designed around men's bodies and life patterns in ways that discriminate against women, and that the work/family system that results is terrible for men, worse for women, and worst of all for children. She proposes a set of practical policies and legal initiatives to reorganize the two realms of work in employment and households--so that men and women can lead healthier and more productive personal and work lives. Williams introduces a new 'reconstructive' feminism that places class, race, and gender conflicts among women at center stage. Her solution is an inclusive, family-friendly feminism that supports both mothers and fathers as caregivers and as workers.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195147148
Author:
Williams, Joan
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Joan
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Society.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Law | Law
Subject:
Law | Law and Society
Subject:
Law | Law & Society
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 line illus
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 0.8 in 0.95 lb

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