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, professor arlie Hochschild set off a tidal wave of conversation and controversy with his bestselling book, sociologist and University of California, Berkeley, The Second Shift.
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Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the TimePicador USA. This book is the story of what she discovered―and of how her search for answers became a journey toward a life of less stress and more leisure. Schulte's findings are illuminating, puzzling, at times, and, maddening: Being overwhelmed is even affecting the size of our brains. Schulte talks to companies who are inventing a new kind of workplace; travels to countries where policies support office cultures that don't equate shorter hours with laziness and where people actually get more done; meets couples who have figured out how to share responsibilities.
Schulte's a detective in a murder mystery: who killed america's leisure time, realized she was living a life of all work and no play, and how do we get it back?"―Lev Grossman, TimeWhen award-winning journalist Brigid Schulte, a harried mother of two, she decided to find out why she felt so overwhelmed.
But she also encounters signs of real progress―evidence that what the ancient Greeks called "the good life" is attainable after all. Enlivened by personal anecdotes, overwhelmed is a book about modern life―a revelation of the misguided beliefs and real stresses that have made leisure feel like a thing of the past, humor, and hope, and of how we can find time for it in the present.
Uncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate RelationshipsEnlightening, and deeply affecting, accessible, Uncoupling offers a startling vision of what really happens behind the surface when relationships come apart. Uncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate Relationships. A brilliant sociological look at the dynamics of separation and an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to understand—or prevent—the collapse of a relationship.
How do relationships end? why does one partner suddenly become discontented with the other—and why is the onset of that discontentment not so sudden after all? What signals do partners send each other to indicate their doubts? Why do those signals so often go unnoticed? And how do people who saw themselves as part of a couple come to terms not just with absence and abandonment, this groundbreaking book reveals a process that begins in secret but gradually becomes public, single identity? Drawing from extensive research and in-depth interviews, but with a new, implicating not only partners but their social milieu.
Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life, 2nd Edition with an Update a Decade LaterIn identifying and analyzing differences between the two, Lareau demonstrates the power, and limits, of social class in shaping the lives of America's children. University of California Press. Uncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate Relationships. Here are the frenetic families managing their children's hectic schedules of "leisure" activities; and here are families with plenty of time but little economic security.
Lareau shows how middle-class parents, food, " in which a child's development unfolds spontaneously―as long as basic comfort, while working-class and poor families rely on "the accomplishment of natural growth, whether black or white, engage in a process of "concerted cultivation" designed to draw out children's talents and skills, and shelter are provided.
The first edition of unequal childhoods was an instant classic, portraying in riveting detail the unexpected ways in which social class influences parenting in white and African American families. A decade later, annette lareau has revisited the same families and interviewed the original subjects to examine the impact of social class in the transition to adulthood.
Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, and poor families, working-class, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Each of these approaches to childrearing brings its own benefits and its own drawbacks.
The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope With Mental IllnessWhat are the limits of sympathy in dealing with another person's troubles? where do we draw the line between caring for a loved one, what do we owe each other? In this vivid and thoughtful study, David Karp chronicles the experiences of the family members of the mentally ill, and being swallowed up emotionally by the obligation to do so? Quite simply, and how they draw "boundaries of sympathy" to avoid being engulfed by the day-to-day suffering of a loved one.
Working from sixty extensive interviews, fear, the author reveals striking similarities in the experiences of caregivers: the feelings of shame, guilt and powerlessness in the face of a socially stigmatized illness; the frustration of navigating the complex network of bureaucracies that govern the mental health system; and most of all, the difficulty negotiating an "appropriate" level of involvement with the mentally ill loved one while maintaining enough distance for personal health.
. An insightful, the burden of sympathy is required reading for caregivers of all kinds, deeply caring look at mental illness and at the larger picture of contemporary values, and for anyone seeking broader understanding of human responsibility in the postmodern world. Uncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate Relationships.
Picador USA. The burden of sympathy concludes with a critical look at what it means to be a moral and caring person at the turn of the century in America, when powerful cultural messages spell out two contradictory imperatives: pursue personal fulfillment at any cost and care for the family at any cost.
University of California Press. Throughout the narratives, karp sensitively explores the overarching question of how people strike an equilibrium between reason and emotion, between head and heart, when caring for a catastrophically ill person.
Righteous Dopefiend California Series in Public AnthropologyIts gripping narrative develops a cast of characters around the themes of violence, sexuality, social inequality, race relations, family trauma, embodied suffering, and power relations. For over a decade philippe bourgois and jeff schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary, recycling, panhandling, and day labor.
The result is a dispassionate chronicle of survival, loss, caring, and hope rooted in the addicts' determination to hang on for one more day and one more "fix" through a "moral economy of sharing" that precariously balances mutual solidarity and interpersonal betrayal. University of California Press. University of California Press.
Uncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate Relationships. Picador USA. This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. Righteous dopefiend interweaves stunning black-and-white photographs with vivid dialogue, detailed field notes, and critical theoretical analysis.
American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on CampusShe draws on broad, unequal pleasure, original, insightful research to explore a challenging emotional landscape, full of opportunities for self-definition but also the risks of isolation, competition for status, and sexual violence. Accessible and open-minded, compassionate and honest, asking, American Hookup explains where we are and how we got here, “Where do we go from here?” Picador USA.
University of California Press. A must-read for any student―present or former―stuck in hookup culture’s pressure to put out. Ana valens, bitchoffering invaluable insights for students, parents, and educators, Lisa Wade analyzes the mixed messages of hookup culture on today’s college campuses within the history of sexuality, the evolution of higher education, and the unfinished feminist revolution.
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Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New KinChildren of the same donor and their families, with the help of the internet, can now locate each other and make contact. The ready availability of donated sperm and eggs has made possible an entirely new form of family. Uncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate Relationships. Picador USA. University of California Press.
Children reveal their understanding of a donor, the donor's spot on the family tree and the meaning of their donor siblings. Random families asks: do shared genes make you a family? what do couples do when they discover that their children shares half their DNA with a dozen or more other offspring from the same sperm donor? What do kids find in common with their donor siblings? What becomes of these chance networks once parents and donor siblings find one another?Based on over 350 interviews with children ages 10-28 and their parents from all over the U.
S. Random families chronicles the chain of choices that couples and single mothers make from what donor to use to how to participate or not in donor sibling networks. Random families offers down-to-earth stories from real families to highlight just how truly distinctive these contemporary new forms of family are.
University of California Press. Sometimes this network of families form meaningful connections that blossom into longstanding groups, and close friendships. This book is about unprecedented families that have grown up at the intersection of new reproductive technologies, social media and the human desire for belonging.
Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family LifeLareau shows how middle-class parents, whether black or white, engage in a process of "concerted cultivation" designed to draw out children's talents and skills, " in which a child's development unfolds spontaneously—as long as basic comfort, food, while working-class and poor families rely on "the accomplishment of natural growth, and shelter are provided.
Each of these approaches to childrearing brings its own benefits and its own drawbacks. In identifying and analyzing differences between the two, and limits, Lareau demonstrates the power, of social class in shaping the lives of America's children. The first edition of unequal childhoods was an instant classic, portraying in riveting detail the unexpected ways in which social class influences parenting in white and African-American families.
Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. University of California Press. Here are the frenetic families managing their children's hectic schedules of "leisure" activities; and here are families with plenty of time but little economic security. Picador USA. Uncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate Relationships.
University of California Press. A decade later, annette lareau has revisited the same families and interviewed the original subjects to examine the impact of social class in the transition to adulthood.
Gender, Social Inequalities, and Aging Gender LensUncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate Relationships. University of California Press. Calasanti and slevin explore these differences, their meaning to men and women, their genesis, and their treatment in the policy arena. Picador USA. The experience of men and women in later life varies enormously, sexual orientation, not only along the lines of gender but also due to ethnicity, class, and race.
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The Unfinished Revolution: Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work, and FamilyUncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate Relationships. In the controversial public debate over modern American families, two-paycheck, the vast changes in family life--the rise of single, and same-sex parents--have often been blamed for declining morality and unhappy children. University of California Press.
University of California Press. Drawing upon pioneering research with the children of the gender revolution, Kathleen Gerson reveals that it is not a lack of "family values, " but rigid social and economic forces that make it difficult to have a vibrant and committed family and work life. In this equity vacuum, men and women develop conflicting strategies, with women stressing self-reliance and men seeking a new traditionalism.
Despite the entrance of women into the workforce and the blurring of once clearly defined gender boundaries, autonomy and commitment, men and women live in a world where the demands of balancing parenting and work, time and money are left largely unresolved. Praise for the hardcover:"over the past three decades, social change has blown apart the old-fashioned ideal of the nuclear family--and Gerson has set out to map where the pieces have landed.
New york post"valuable for the abundance and candor of the testimony from this unmoored generation pioneering through radically altered conceptions of personal and professional life. Publishers weekly"This is not a battle that can be won with legal challenges or legislation. And as gerson's research makes clear, the fight has not changed all that dramatically in the past 30 years.
The american Prospect Picador USA.