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The Time Bind : When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work
The Time Bind When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work
Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
ISBN-13: 9780805066432
ISBN-10: 0805066438
Publication Date: 4/1/2001
Pages: 336
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Publisher: Owl Books
Book Type: Paperback
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n the early 1990s Arlie Hochschild exposed The Second Shift, revealing the housework and childcare inequities of working couples. In this book Hochschild exposes the disturbing time bind of American families: parents are putting more hours in at work to support their families, which creates more stress at home, which pushes parents into seeking more work time to escape the tension at home. The result of this time crunch is the unsettling development of the "third shift"--the time parents spend repairing the damage left in the wake of their compulsion to work. Hochschild's solution? Parents of America unite! The final chapters discuss how parents can start a "Time Movement," liberating themselves from work-driven tyranny.