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Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What To Do About It

 
 
 
 
Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What To Do About It
Author: Joan C. Williams
ISBN 13: 9780195147148
ISBN 10: 195147146
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2001-09-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $19.99
 
 

In Unbending Gender, Joan 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.