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Fifteen years after its first publication, The Second Shift remains just as important and relevant today as it did then. As the majority of women entered the workforce, sociologist and Berkeley professor Arlie Hochschild was one of the first to talk about what really happens in dual-career households. Many people were amazed to find that women still did the majority of childcare and housework even though they also worked outside the home. Now, in this updated edition with a new introduction from the author, we discover how much things have, or have not, changed for women today.
As the majority of women entered the workforce, sociologist and Berkeley professor Hochschild was one of the first to talk about what really happens in dual-career households. This landmark study of two-career parents ranks in significance with "The Feminine Mystique" and "The Second Sex."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-314) and index.
About the Author
Arlie Russell Hochschild is the author of The Time Bind and most recently Global Woman, which she edited with Barbara Ehrenreich. She is a tenured professor at University of California, Berkeley.
Table of Contents
The Second Shift Preface
Chapter 1: A Speed-up in the Family
Chapter 2: Marriage in the Stalled Revolution
Chapter 3: The Cultural Cover-up
Chapter 4: Joey's Problem: Nancy and Evan Holt
Chapter 5: The Family Myth of the Traditional: Frank and Carmen Delacorte
Chapter 6: A Notion of Manhood and Giving Thanks: Peter and Nina Tanagawa
Chapter 7: Having It All and Giving It Up: Ann and Robert Myerson
Chapter 8: A Scarcity of Gratitude: Seth and Jessica Stein
Chapter 9: An Unsteady Marriage and a Job She Loves: Anita and Ray Judson
Chapter 10: The "His" and "Hers" of Sharing: Greg and Carol Alston
Chapter 11: No Time Together: Barbara and John Livingston
Chapter 12: Sharing Showdown and Natural Drift: Pathways to the New Man
Chapter 13: Beneath the Cover-up: Strategies and Stains
Chapter 14: Tensions in Marriage in an Age of Divorce
Chapter 15: Men Who Do and Men Who Don't
Chapter 16: The Working Wife as Urbanizing Peasant
Chapter 17: Stepping into Old Biographies or Making History Happen?
Appendix: Research on Who Does the Housework and Child Care