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Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work

Hochschild, Arlie Russell

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ISBN 10: 0805044701 / ISBN 13: 9780805044706
Published by Metropolitan Books (Henry Holt and Company), 1997
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Stated first edition. Inscribed by the author. (ISBN 0-8050-4470-1) Hardcover with dust jacket. Very good tight copy, very good glossy jacket. From the author of "The Second Shift," a fresh bulletin from the front lines of the war between work and family. "As always, Arlie Hochschild — the foremost explorer in the social world of the two-job economy— turns insightful empirical research into a riveting read. 'The Time Bind' is a powerful sociological scoop, with hair-raising implications for the future of the American family, and the corporate domination of society." — Herbert Gans, author of "War Against the Poor." From the Oval Office to the factory floor, everyone is talking about "time famines" and the need for a "work/family balance." But what if a Fortune 500 company offered a range of "family-friendly policies" and nobody took them up on it? What if it turned out that increasing numbers of men and women wanted more time not at home but at the office? In her remarkable new book, "The Time Bind," Arlie Hochschild brings us startling news of the ways in which home is being invaded by the time pressures and efficiencies of work, while the workplace is, for many parents, being transformed into a strange kind of surrogate home. For three years at a Fortune 500 company, she interviewed everyone from top executives to factory hands, sat in on business meetings, followed sales teams onto golf courses, and trailed working parents and their children through their days. In a series of vivid portraits, Hochschild paints a surprising picture of couples as time thieves, children as emotional bill-collectors, spouses as efficiency experts, parents who feel like helpful mothers and fathers mainly to their workmates, and women who — like generations of men before them — flee the pressures of home for the relief of work. Hochschild's groundbreaking study exposes our crunch-time world and reveals how, after the first shift at work and the second at home, comes a third, and hardest, shift of repairing the damage created by the first two. Sociology, business. Bookseller Inventory # c6af2059a96e76b5c97ea8c3148c1c00

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Title: Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home ...

Publisher: Metropolitan Books (Henry Holt and Company)

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A New York Times Notable Book

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In the early 1990s Arlie Hochschild exposed The Second Shift, revealing the housework and childcare inequities of working couples. In this book Hochschild exposes the disturbing time bind of American families: parents are putting more hours in at work to support their families, which creates more stress at home, which pushes parents into seeking more work time to escape the tension at home. The result of this time crunch is the unsettling development of the "third shift"--the time parents spend repairing the damage left in the wake of their compulsion to work. Hochschild's solution? Parents of America unite! The final chapters discuss how parents can start a "Time Movement," liberating themselves from work-driven tyranny.

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