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The Second Shift

The Second Shift
Author: Arlie Hochschild - Anne Machung
ISBN 13: 9780142002926
ISBN 10: 142002925
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2003-04-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $16.00

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.

New York Times Book Review

The best discussion I have read on what must be the quintessential domestic bind of our time.