Unbending Gender

In Unbending Gender, Joan Williams takes a hard look at the state of feminism in America.


Author: Joan Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199840474

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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In Unbending Gender, Joan Williams takes a hard look at the state of feminism in America. Concerned by what she finds--young women who flatly refuse to identify themselves as feminists and working-class and minority women who feel the movement hasn't addressed the issues that dominate their daily lives--she outlines a new vision of feminism that calls for workplaces focused on the needs of families and, in divorce cases, recognition of the value of family work and its impact on women's earning power. Williams shows that workplaces are designed around men's bodies and life patterns in ways that discriminate against women, and that the work/family system that results is terrible for men, worse for women, and worst of all for children. She proposes a set of practical policies and legal initiatives to reorganize the two realms of work in employment and households--so that men and women can lead healthier and more productive personal and work lives. Williams introduces a new 'reconstructive' feminism that places class, race, and gender conflicts among women at center stage. Her solution is an inclusive, family-friendly feminism that supports both mothers and fathers as caregivers and as workers.

Gender Race and Social Identity in American Politics

Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. ––––––. “Is Sarah Palin Working Mother of the Year?” Huffington Post. September 5, 2008, last modified May 25, ...


Author: Lori L. Montalbano

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498573849

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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This book explores the convergence of gender, race, and social identities in the often-exclusionary arena of American politics. Contributors examine contemporary issues as they relate to candidate positioning, acceptance, and clashing ideologies that pervade America’s political landscape.

Radical Sufficiency

Williams, Unbending Gender, 1, 241. 112. Betty Friedan's The Feminist Mystique, published in 1963, was a catalyst for second- wave, “liberal” feminism. Yet, contra the “well- educated, trapped, middle- class suburban housewife” persona ...


Author: Christine Firer Hinze

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781647120269

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Rethinking the means through which we can achieve economic well-being for all. In this timely book, Christine Firer Hinze looks back at the influential teachings of priest-economist Monsignor John A. Ryan (1869-1945), who supported worker justice and defended a living wage for all Americans in the first half of the twentieth century. Advancing Ryan’s efforts to articulate a persuasive plan for social reform, Hinze advocates for an action-oriented livelihood agenda that situates US working families’ economic pursuits within a comprehensive commitment to sustainable “radical sufficiency” for all. Documenting the daily lives and economic struggles of past and present US Catholic working-class families, Hinze explores the larger impulses and patterns—economic, cultural, political, moral, and spiritual—that affect the work these people perform in homes, in communities, and at paid jobs. Their story entwines with the larger history of the American dream and working people's pursuit of a dignified livelihood. Surveying this history with an eye to the dynamics of power and difference, Hinze rethinks Ryan’s ethics and Catholic social teaching to develop a new conception of a decent livelihood and its implications for contemporary policy and practice. The result is a critical Catholic economic ethic capable of addressing the situations of workers and families in the interdependent global economy of the twenty-first century. Radical Sufficiency offers transformative strategies and strategic policy directions for achieving the radical Christian goal of dignified work and a good livelihood for all.

Taking On the Big Boys

Cited in Joan Williams, Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), a thorough resource on the laws and court cases regarding marriage, divorce, and custody. 4.


Author: Ellen Bravo

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558616240

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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A manifesto for the workplace feminist that moved Oscar winner Jane Fonda to exclaim “Please, please, please. All working women must read this book!” Enough about “breaking the glass ceiling.” Here are blueprints for a redesign of the entire building, ground up, to benefit women and men—as well as the bottom line. In Taking on the Big Boys, longtime labor activist Ellen Bravo explores workplace environments in both business and government. She recounts women’s testimonies from offices, assembly lines, hospitals, and schools, unmasking the patronizing, trivializing, and minimizing tactics employed by “the big boys” and their surrogates, such as portraying feminism as women against men, and dismissing demands for pay equity, family leave, and flex time as outrageous. Also included are practical tips on everything from dealing with a sexual harasser to getting family members to share chores—and build equal relationships. In this “smart, kind, funny, and very effective” Gold Medal Winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award for Women’s Issues, Bravo argues for feminism as a system of beliefs, laws, and practices that value women and work associated with women, while detailing activist strategies to achieve a society where everybody—women and men—reach their potential (Gloria Steinem, feminist icon).





ISBN: OCLC:80247483

Category: Sex role

Page: 207

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Encyclopedia of Motherhood

Thus, Joan Williams in her 2004 book, Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It, argues that the maternal wall is the result of both the rigid and unbending gender norms and professional institutions that ...


Author: Andrea O'Reilly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412968461

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 1428

View: 644

In the last decade, the topic of motherhood has emerged as a distinct and established field of scholarly inquiry. A cursory review of motherhood research reveals that hundreds of scholarly articles have been published on almost every motherhood theme imaginable. The Encyclopedia of Motherhood is a collection of approximately 700 articles in a three-volume, A-to-Z set exploring major topics related to motherhood, from geographical, historical and cultural entries to anthropological and psychological contributions. In human society, few institutions are as important as motherhood, and this unique encyclopedia captures the interdisciplinary foundation of the subject in one convenient reference. The Encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource designed to provide an understanding of the complexities of motherhood for academic and public libraries, and is written by academics and institutional experts in the social and behavioural sciences.

Her Place at the Table

See also Rhona Rapoport, Lotte Bailyn, Joyce Fletcher, and Bettye Pruitt, Beyond Work- Family Balance, 2002, and Joan Williams, Unbending Gender, 2000. 54 Lotte Bailyn, Breaking the Mold, 2006. 55 Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Carolyn Buck ...


Author: Deborah M. Kolb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470944668

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Thoroughly revised and updated and with a new Introduction by the authors, this paperback edition of Her Place at the Table draws on extensive interviews with women leaders to help all women negotiate their path to leadership success. A Woman's Guide to Taking Her Place at the Leadership Table "It's time for women to take their places at the leadership tables alongside men. Why? Because the skills we developed at the foot of the table—bringing people together, building bridges across differences, and thinking outside the box—are in great demand. But to use this time and these skills to the greatest advantage, read this book. The authors have set a great meal for you...just devour it." —Marie C. Wilson, president and founder, The White House Project "Does she have the right stuff? That question follows women whenever they are promoted to visible leadership positions. Her Place at the Table lays out the pragmatic moves that can help any woman in business show she has the right stuff. I encourage all women with leadership aspirations to use this book as a guide." —Patricia Fili-Krushel, executive vice president, Time Warner "Women roar—they are the leaders we need in corporations today, but there are still some barriers. This book will help individual women negotiate what they need to succeed as leaders and help their firms support them in their efforts. That way we all win!" —Tom Peters, management consultant and author, Reimagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age For more information about Her Place at the Table or a group discussion guide, visit http://www.herplaceatthetable.com. Completely Updated with a New Introduction by the Authors

Red Families v Blue Families

Joan Williams, Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do about It 71–72 (2000); Williams, supra note 16. 20. Suzanne M. Bianchi, Maternal Employment and Time with Children: Dramatic Change or Surprising Continuity?


Author: Naomi Cahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199779465

Category: Law

Page: 304

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Red Families v. Blue Families identifies a new family model geared for the post-industrial economy. Rooted in the urban middle class, the coasts and the "blue states" in the last three presidential elections, the Blue Family Paradigm emphasizes the importance of women's as well as men's workforce participation, egalitarian gender roles, and the delay of family formation until both parents are emotionally and financially ready. By contrast, the Red Family Paradigm--associated with the Bible Belt, the mountain west, and rural America--rejects these new family norms, viewing the change in moral and sexual values as a crisis. In this world, the prospect of teen childbirth is the necessary deterrent to premarital sex, marriage is a sacred undertaking between a man and a woman, and divorce is society's greatest moral challenge. Yet, the changing economy is rapidly eliminating the stable, blue collar jobs that have historically supported young families, and early marriage and childbearing derail the education needed to prosper. The result is that the areas of the country most committed to traditional values have the highest divorce and teen pregnancy rates, fueling greater calls to reinstill traditional values. Featuring the groundbreaking research first hailed in The New Yorker, this penetrating book will transform our understanding of contemporary American culture and law. The authors show how the Red-Blue divide goes much deeper than this value system conflict--the Red States have increasingly said "no" to Blue State legal norms, and, as a result, family law has been rent in two. The authors close with a consideration of where these different family systems still overlap, and suggest solutions that permit rebuilding support for both types of families in changing economic circumstances. Incorporating results from the 2008 election, Red Families v. Blue Families will reshape the debate surrounding the culture wars and the emergence of red and blue America.

Healthy Work

Unbending Gender : Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do about It . New York : Oxford University Press , 2000 . Keywords : family , sexual division of labor , mothers , employment , economic aspects , forecasting The modern ...


Author: Namir Khan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810852853

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 359

View: 396

This reference provides an overview of relevant literature to engineers, managers, accountants, occupational health and safety specialists, and industrial hygienists, so that they, and other professionals, can understand what has caused our workplaces to become primary sources of physical and mental illness.

Marriage Made in Eden

Joan Williams examines the complexity of role change in the context of work in Unbending Gender : Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do about It ( New York : Oxford University Press , 2000 ) . 44. Jessie Bernard , “ Women's Mental ...


Author: Alice P. Mathews

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725224575

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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Why Does Marriage Today Seem To Be Such a Far Cry From Paradise? Let's face it. Our culture's version of marriage is not as God designed it to be. With a lot more emphasis on individualism and consumerism, today's married couples tend to lose sight of God's original purpose for marriage--a call for his people to take Jesus' message to the heart of everyday life. Marriage Made in Eden provides a radical alternative to today's view of marriage, giving a glimpse into the historical and cultural aspects that have shaped marriage in America. With this insightful analysis you'll learn how marriage has come to be in the state we now find it and about God's model and purpose for a sacred Christian union.

The Betrayal of Work

Williams, Unbending Gender; Waldfogel, “Understanding the 'Family Gap' in Pay for Women with Children.” 38. Waldfogel, “Understanding the 'Family Gap' in Pay for Women with Children”; Blau and Kahn, “Gender Differences in Pay.” 39.


Author: Beth Shulman

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595587299

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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Following its publication in hardcover, the critically acclaimed Betrayal of Work became one of the most influential policy books about economic life in America; it was discussed in the pages of Newsweek, Business Week, Fortune, the Washington Post, Newsday, and USA Today, as well as in public policy journals and in broadcast interviews, including a one-on-one with Bill Moyers on PBS’s NOW. The American Prospect’s James K. Galbraith’s praise was typical: “Shulman’s slim and graceful book is a model combination of compelling portraiture, common sense, and understated conviction.” Beth Shulman’s powerfully argued book offers a full program to address the injustice faced by the 30 million Americans who work full time but do not make a living wage. As the influential Harvard Business School newsletter put it, Shulman “specifically outlines how structural changes in the economy may be achieved, thus expanding opportunities for all Americans.” This edition includes a new afterword that intervenes in the post-election debate by arguing that low-wage work is an urgent moral issue of our time.


Unbending gender: Whyfamily andwork conflictandwhat to do aboutit. New York: Oxford University Press. Williams, Joan C.; & Cooper, Holly Cohen. (2004). The public policy of motherhood. JournalofSocialIssues, 60, 849–865.


Author: Linda Brannon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317348139

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

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This bestselling text presents research about gender and helps students think critically about the differences between research findings and gender stereotypes. It examines the biology and social context in which women and men express gendered behaviors. Defining gender as the behaviors and attitudes that relate to (but are not entirely congruent with) biological sex, the book focuses on research and scholarship to provide the material for a critical review and an overall picture of gender from a psychological perspective. To highlight how research findings can relate to people's lives, the book supplements the review of scholarly research with personal, narrative accounts of gender-relevant aspects of people's lives. To emphasize the cross-cultural perspective of gender, the book including a section on diversity in most chapters but also weaves diversity issues throughout the text. The personal narrative and diversity highlights help to balance the research-based scholarship with the personal experience of gender.

The Lost Leaders

Su Olsson, “Acknowledging the Female Archetype: Women Managers' Narratives of Gender,” Women in Management Review 15, no.5/6 (2000): 296–302; andJoan C. Williams, Unbending Gender:Why Family andWork Conflict andWhatto ...


Author: R. Heppner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137350701

Category: Social Science

Page: 165

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The Lost Leaders presents the personal stories of women who achieved success in corporate leadership, but have chosen to abandon their careers, providing a fascinating glimpse of the culture that exists in the contemporary corporation.

The Difference difference Makes

Joan Williams , Unbending Gender : Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It 671 ( 2000 ) ; Arlie Russell Hochschild , The Time Bind : When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work 70 ( 1997 ) ; Carl T. Bogus , “ The Death of ...


Author: Deborah L. Rhode

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804746354

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Why are women so dramatically underrepresented in leadership positions in law, politics, and business?and what can be done to improve the situation? These are the questions this provocative book meets head-on.

Socializing Care

Williams , Unbending Gender , 63-113 . 6. Bond and Thompson , National Study of the Changing Workforce , 8-13 . 7. Susan T. Fiske and Amy J. C. Cuddy , " A Model of ( Often Mixed ) Stereotype Content . " Journal of Personality and ...


Author: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742550400

Category: Philosophy

Page: 233

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The book's contributors demonstrate how the ethics of care factor into a variety of social policies and institutions and can be useful in thinking about different social problems. The first section of the book looks at care as a model for an evaluative framework that rethinks social institutions, liberal society, and citizenship. The second section explores care values in the context of specific social practices (such as live kidney donations) of settings (such as long-term care), as a framework to guide thinking.

Gender Emotions and Labour Markets Asian and Western Perspectives

Williams, J. (2000) Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do about It, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Willis, K. and Yeoh, B.S.A. (2000) 'Gender and transnational household strategies: Singaporean migration to ...


Author: Ann Brooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136848186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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The concept of emotional labour has largely emerged from the analysis of organizations in the West. However, little has been written about the issue of what defines emotional labour and how it is configured in different cultural contexts. This book addresses this gap in the literature and considers how, and in what ways, emotional labour characterises formal and informal work environments in Southeast Asia.

Gender Law and Policy

http://harvardmagazine.com/2005/03/gender-gap.html. 24. David Margolick, At the Bar, N.Y. Times, July 10, 1992, at B8. 25. Nancy Folbre, The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values xi (2001). 26. Joan Williams, Unbending Gender: ...


Author: Katharine T. Bartlett

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781454848448

Category: Law

Page: 848

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Gender Law and Policy touches on every area of life-topics thatreach us all-such as employment, family, education, and sexual identity. Katharine T. Bartlett and Deborah L. Rhode offer a theoretical framework that supports thoughtful and systematic analysis, alongside over 100 practical questions of contemporary law and policy. Features: Organized in theoretical frameworks to enable student to grasp different conceptualizations of equality and justice. Provides complete, up-to-date coverage of conventional ""women and the law"" issues, including employment law, affirmative action, sexual harassment, reproductive rights, domestic violence, Title IX, and poverty and race. Shows the complex ways in which gender permeates the law, including issues relating to property, ethics, contracts, sports, and criminal law. Tailors cases to undergraduate use, almost entirely omitting procedural issues

Pragmatism Law and Language

Williams, Unbending Gender, 237. 18. Williams, Work-Family Debate, 1. 19. Williams, Unbending Gender, 236. 20. See, in particular, Williams, Work-Family Debate, 110n4. 21. Williams, Work-Family Debate, 155. 22. Ibid., 2. 23. Ibid. 24.


Author: Graham Hubbs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135086039

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

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This volume puts leading pragmatists in the philosophy of language, including Robert Brandom, in contact with scholars concerned with what pragmatism has come to mean for the law. Each contribution uses the resources of pragmatism to tackle fundamental problems in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of law, and social and political philosophy. In many chapters, the version of pragmatism deployed proves a fruitful approach to its subject matter; in others, shortcomings of the specific brand of pragmatism are revealed. The result is a clearer understanding of what pragmatism has meant and can mean across these tightly related philosophical areas. The book, then, is itself pragmatism in action: it seeks to clarify its unifying concept by examining the practices that centrally involve it.

The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology

Unbending gender: Why work and family conflict and what to do about it. Oxford: Oxford University Press. World Health Organization (2011). Gender disparities in mental health. Retrieved from www.who.int/mental_health/ ...


Author: Michelle K Ryan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446287149

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

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The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology is a unique, state-of-the-art synthesis of the known work, combined with current research trends, in the broad field of gender and psychology. In the past 35 years academic publications on the subject have increased tenfold, and this level of activity as well the diversity of research looks set to increase in the coming years too. The time is ideal for a systematic review of the field. Contributions come from academics around the world and many different disciplines, and as a result multiple perspectives and a diversity of methodologies are presented to understand gender and its implications for behaviour. Chapters cover a wide variety of topics, theoretical approaches, contexts, and social issues; they also critically examine the key issues and current debates. Both advanced students and scholars will find extensive range and depth in the topics covered across the Handbook's 29 chapters. Published as a single volume, the handbook is aimed at individuals as well as the library market. The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology will have mass appeal across the field of psychology, including social psychology and gender and psychology, as well a number of other subject groups such as gender studies, sociology, organizational behaviour and political science.

Gender Race and Ethnicity in the Workplace Three Volumes

Williams, Unbending Gender. 92. P. Eckel, ''Institutional Transformation and Change: Insights for Faculty Developers,'' in D. Lieberman and C. Wehlburg, eds. To Improve the Academy: Vol. 20. Resources for Faculty, Instructional, ...


Author: Margaret Foegen Karsten

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313054907

Category: Diversity in the workplace

Page: 918

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