Home and Work: Negotiating Boundaries through Everyday Life

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Do you put family photos on your desk at work? Are your home and work keys on the same chain? Do you keep one all-purpose calendar for listing home and work events? Do you have separate telephone books for colleagues and friends? In Home and Work, Christena Nippert-Eng examines the intricacies and implications of how we draw the line between home and work.

Arguing that relationships between the two realms range from those that are highly "integrating" to those that are highly "segmenting," Nippert-Eng examines the ways people sculpt the boundaries between home and work. With remarkable sensitivity to the symbolic value of objects and actions, Nippert-Eng explores the meaning of clothing, wallets, lunches and vacations, and the places and ways in which we engage our family, friends, and co-workers. Commuting habits are also revealing, showing how we make the transition between home and work selves though ritualized behavior like hellos and goodbyes, the consumption of food, the way we dress, our choices of routes to and from work, and our listening, working, and sleeping habits during these journeys.

The ways each of us manages time, space, and people not only reflect but reinforce lives that are more "integrating" or "segmenting" at any given time. In clarifying what we take for granted, this book will leave you thinking in different ways about your life and work.

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How do you draw the line between work duties and home life? Sociologist Nippert-Eng explores this question in her fascinating research, which reveals the many symbolic and practical boundaries humans set up to distinguish these two important roles in life. She presents a theory of "boundary work," exemplified by the use of symbolic separation, transformational activities, and an explanation of the struggle we face as we deal with constraints from the work environment as well as from home that pull and tug at us for all our attention. The author's research is substantial, including extensive interviews with 72 willing participants from a research laboratory. While the question of how to balance all these difficult responsibilities and yet live a meaningful life will appeal to many readers, this is nevertheless a highly specialized dissertation suitable for major university libraries supporting a graduate sociology curriculum. Wait for a more "user-friendly" version to hit the self-help shelves.?Dale Farris, Groves, Tex.
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