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Title A life in balance? : reopening the family-work debate / edited by Catherine Krull and Justyna Sempruch.

Imprint Vancouver [B.C.] : UBC Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 270 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 3: Feminist-Informed Family Initiatives and Family Visions -- Beyond the "Cultural" Landscape of Care: Queering Childcare, Caregiver, and Work / Justyna Sempruch -- Working-Time Regimes, Flexibility, and Work-Life Balance: Gender Equality and Families / Judy Fudge -- The Increasing Invisibility of Mothering / Margaret Hillyard Little -- Epilogue : A Feminist Vision for Caring-Employment Integration in Canada / Susan A. McDaniel.
Part 2: Integrating Family and Work -- Work, Care, Resistance, and Mothering: An Indigenous Perspective / Donna Baines and Bonnie Freeman -- "I Am the Patient and Compassionate Cashier" : Learning through Unpaid Household Work for Paid Work / Margrit Eichler -- Employment in the New Economy and the Impact on Canadian Families / Ann Duffy and Norene Pupo -- What Impedes Fathers' Participation in Care Work? Theorizing the Community as an Institutional Arena / Andrea Doucet -- Addressing the Interlocking Complexity of Paid Work and Care: Lessons from Changing Family Policy in Quebec / Patrizia Albanese.
Introduction : Diversifying the Model, Demystifying the Approach: The Work-Family Debate Reopened / Catherine Krull and Justyna Sempruch -- Part 1: Transcending the Prevailing Myths -- Destabilizing the Nuclear Family Ideal: Thinking beyond Essentialisms, Universalism, and Binaries / Catherine Krull -- Intergenerational Care Work: Mothering, Grandmothering, and Eldercare / Nancy Mandell and Sue Wilson -- Maternal Employment, Childcare, and Public Policy / Maureen Baker.
Summary Magazine articles, talk shows, and commercials advise us that our happiness and well-being rest on striking a balance between work and family. It goes unsaid, however, that the advice is based on an outmoded and unrealistic ideal. This provocative volume challenges the notion - often offered in support of neo-liberal agendas - that paid work (employment) and unpaid work (caregiving and housework) are separate and competing spheres, rather than overlapping aspects of a single existence. Alternative approaches to integrating work and family must be taken into account if we hope to build truly equitable family and childcare policies. </body> </html>
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Subject Work and family -- Canada.
Caregivers -- Family relationships -- Canada.
Women -- Employment -- Canada.
Women -- Canada -- Social conditions.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Caregivers -- Family relationships.
Women -- Employment.
Women -- Social conditions.
Work and family.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Krull, Catherine.
Sempruch, Justyna.
Other Form: Print version: Life in balance? Vancouver ; Toranto : UBC Press, ©2011 9780774819671 (DLC) 2011389953 (OCoLC)676689865
ISBN 9780774819695 (electronic bk.)
0774819693 (electronic bk.)
9780774819671 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0774819677 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786613054364