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Women, Work, and Families
Balancing and Weaving



February 2001 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This study of 30 mothers looks at the varying ways women balance work and family life. It is carried out through intensive interviews and the data is examined from several theoretical standpoints, including structural theory, motherhood theory, and feminist theory.
 
Introduction and History of Women's Labour Force Participation
 
Ideologies of Motherhood
Content and the Dominant Model  
 
Balancing and Weaving to Be a `Good' Mother
 
Theoretical Paradigms for Understanding Maternal Labour Force Participation
 
To Work or Not to Work? That Is the Question
 
`Are Children Better Off if They Have New Bikes Rather Than Having You at Home?'
Motherhood Ideology anf the Construction of Economic Need  
 
`He's Got to Learn That the World Is Not Just He Alone'
Solving the Childcare Dilemma  
 
The Power of Ideology and the Ideology of Power

"Hattery’s book is an important contribution to this literature. The book is engaging and is well written. I would recommend this book and encourage Hattery to continue examination of this construct." 

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