The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home

The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home

by Arlie Russell Hochschild, Anne Machung


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An updated edition of a standard in its field that remains relevant more than twenty years after its original publication.

More than twenty years ago, sociologist and University of California, Berkeley, professor Arlie Hochschild set off a tidal wave of conversation and controversy with his bestselling book, The Second Shift. In it, she examined what really happens in dual-career households. Adding together time in paid work, child care, and housework, she found that working mothers put in a month of work a year more than their spouses. Updated for a workforce now half female, this edition cites a range of new studies and statistics and includes a new afterword in which Hochschild assesses how much-and how little-has changed for women today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143120339
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 184,360
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction xxiii

Chapter 1 The Family Speed-up 1

Chapter 2 Marriage in a Stalled Revolution 11

Chapter 3 The Cultural Cover-up 22

Chapter 4 Joey's Problem: Nancy and Evan Holt 34

Chapter 5 The Family Myth of the Traditional: Frank and Carmen Delacorte 61

Chapter 6 A Notion of Manhood and Giving Thanks: Peter and Nina Tanagawa 77

Chapter 7 Having It All and Giving It Up: Ann and Robert Myerson 96

Chapter 8 A Scarcity of Gratitude: Seth and Jessica Stein 111

Chapter 9 An Unsteady Marriage and a Job She Loves: Anita and Ray Judson 129

Chapter 10 The "His" and "Hers" of Sharing: Greg and Carol Alston 143

Chapter 11 No Time Together: Barbara and John Livingston 160

Chapter 12 Sharing Showdown and Natural Drift: Pathways to the New Man 173

Chapter 13 Beneath the Cover-up: Strategies and Strains 188

Chapter 14 Tensions in Marriage in an Age of Divorce 201

Chapter 15 Men Who Do and Men Who Don't 213

Chapter 16 The Working Wife as Urbanizing Peasant 235

Chapter 17 Stepping into Old Biographies or Making History Happen? 250

Afterword 263

Appendix Research on Who Does the Housework and Child Care 271

Notes 279

Selected Reading 291

Nonprofit Organizations Engaged in Helping Working Families 307

Index 309

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