Women and the Family

Author: Beth Hess
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317953991
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Despite the pervasive changes that have taken place in women’s lives in the past twenty-five years--increased participation in the labor force, the attainment of higher levels of education, and higher salaries--comparable changes in the division of family labor and in the roles of men have lagged considerably. In this timely book, the editors and other experts in feminism and family studies examine the effects of two decades of influence by the women’s movement on sex roles and child rearing. While applauding some positive changes, the contributors point to powerful forces of resistance to equality between the sexes, especially “the question of family”--the fear of depriving children of maternal attachment and the belief that working mothers are placing their own interests above those of other family members--as an issue that, until fully addressed, prevents genuine equality between the sexes.

Research on Composition

Author: Peter Smagorinsky
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807746370
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Covering the period between 1984 and 2003, this authoritative sequel picks up where the earlier volumes (Braddock et al., 1963, and Hillocks, 1986), now classics in the field, left off. It features a broader focus that goes beyond the classroom teaching of writing to include teacher research, second-language writing, rhetoric, home and community literacy, workplace literacy, and histories of writing. Each chapter is written by an expert in the area reviewed and covers both conventional written composition and multimodal forms of composition, including drawing, digital forms, and other relevant media. Research on Composition is an invaluable road map of composition research for the next decade, and required reading for anyone teaching or writing about composition today.

Women s Labor Market Involvement and Family Income Mobility When Marriages End

Author: Katharine Bradbury
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437902901
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Examines three decades of data on the relationship between women¿s labor market activity and the income mobility of families that lose a spouse through death, divorce, or separation. Wives¿ labor market activity acts as partial insurance for women and their families against the negative economic consequences of marital dissolution. However, while women who lose their husbands increase their earnings significantly, the number of upwardly mobile families is quite small, and a majority of families actually move down. In addition, they do less well in successive decades. These findings imply that U.S. social and economic policies currently leave considerable gaps in ¿insurance¿ for families in the event of marital dissolution. Tables and graphs.

Developing New Food Products for a Changing Marketplace

Author: Aaron L. Brody
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420049084
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The only book on food product development that integrates every element of the discipline, Developing New Food Products for a Changing Marketplace surveys marketing, technology, and packaging as well as the process and organization required for developing food products. The text discusses all aspects of theory and practice for food process developers and includes numerous tables, figures, and bibliographical references to enhance understanding of the concepts. Pioneers and experts in food and beverage product development share their experience in every chapter. They provide examples of successes and failures, as well as guidance on how to achieve success and avoid failure. Providing a wealth of insight and information, this unique book will benefit food industry marketers and professionals involved in the product and brand development industries. It delivers a comprehensive and indispensable guide to food product development in today's dynamically changing marketplace.

Work Family Dynamics

Author: Berit Brandth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131750805X
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Work-life integration is an increasingly hot topic in the media, social research, governments and in people’s everyday lives. This volume offers a new type of lens for understanding work-family reconciliation by studying how work-family dynamics are shaped, squeezed and developed between consistent or competing logics in different societies in Europe and the US. The three institutions of "state", "family" and "working life", and their under-explored primary logics of "regulation", "morality" and "economic competitiveness" are examined theoretically as well as empirically throughout the chapters, thus contributing to an understanding of the contemporary challenges within the field of work-family research that combines structure and culture. Particular attention is given to the ways in which the institutions are confronted with various moral norms of good parenthood or motherhood and ideals for family life. Likewise, the logic of policy regulation and gendered family moralities are challenged by the economic logic of working life, based on competition in favour of the most productive workers and organizations. Demonstrating different aspects of what is behind and between the logics of state regulation, morals and market, this innovative volume will appeal to students, teachers and researchers interested in areas such as family studies, welfare state studies, social policy studies, work life studies as well as and gender studies.

Women without Men

Author: Jennifer Utrata
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801455715
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Women without Men illuminates Russia's "quiet revolution" in family life through the lens of single motherhood. Drawing on extensive ethnographic and interview data, Jennifer Utrata focuses on the puzzle of how single motherhood—frequently seen as a social problem in other contexts—became taken for granted in the New Russia. While most Russians, including single mothers, believe that two-parent families are preferable, many also contend that single motherhood is an inevitable by-product of two intractable problems: “weak men” (reflected, they argue, in the country’s widespread, chronic male alcoholism) and a “weak state” (considered so because of Russia’s unequal economy and poor social services). Among the daily struggles to get by and get ahead, single motherhood, Utrata finds, is seldom considered a tragedy. Utrata begins by tracing the history of the cultural category of “single mother,” from the state policies that created this category after World War II, through the demographic trends that contributed to rising rates of single motherhood, to the contemporary tension between the cultural ideal of the two-parent family and the de facto predominance of the matrifocal family. Providing a vivid narrative of the experiences not only of single mothers themselves but also of the grandmothers, other family members, and nonresident fathers who play roles in their lives, Women without Men maps the Russian family against the country’s profound postwar social disruptions and dislocations.

Urban Change and Poverty

Author: Michael G. H. McGeary
Publisher: National Academies
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This up-to-date review of the critical issues confronting cities and individuals examines the policy implications of the difficult problems that will affect the future of urban America. Among the topics covered are the income, opportunities, and quality of life of urban residents; family structure, poverty, and the underclass; the redistribution of people and jobs in urban areas; urban economic growth patterns; fiscal conditions in large cities; and essays on governance and the deteriorating state of cities' aging infrastructures.

Women Of Japan Korea

Author: Joyce Gelb
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1439900965
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Original research on the changing roles of women in Japan and Korea.

Stress Social Support and Women

Author: Stevan E. Hobfoll
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780891164043
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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.