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The Resource The unfinished revolution : how a new generation is reshaping family, work, and gender in America, Kathleen Gerson

The unfinished revolution : how a new generation is reshaping family, work, and gender in America, Kathleen Gerson

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The unfinished revolution : how a new generation is reshaping family, work, and gender in America
Title
The unfinished revolution
Title remainder
how a new generation is reshaping family, work, and gender in America
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Gerson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The vast changes in family life--the rise of single, same-sex, and two-paycheck parents--have often been blamed for declining morality and unhappy children. 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 live out those values. In the controversial public debate over modern American families, The Unfinished Revolution takes a measured approach, looking at the young adults who grew up in the tumultuous post-feminist period. Despite the entrance of women into the workforce and the blurring of once clearly defined gender boundaries, men and women live in a world where the demands of balancing parenting and work, autonomy and commitment, time and money are left largely unresolved. Gerson finds that while an overwhelming majority of young men and women see an egalitarian balance within committed relationships as the ideal, today's social and economic realities remain based on traditional--and now obsolete--distinctions between breadwinning and caretaking. In this equity vacuum, men and women develop conflicting strategies, with women stressing self-reliance and men seeking a new traditionalism. With compassion for all perspectives, Gerson argues that whether one decides to give in to traditionally imbalanced relationships or to avoid marriage completely, these approaches are second-best responses, not personal preferences or inherent attributes, and they will shift if new options can be created to help people achieve their egalitarian aspirations. The Unfinished Revolution makes clear recommendations for the kinds of workplace and community changes that would best bring about a more egalitarian family life--a new flexibility at work and at home that benefits families, encourages a thriving economy, and helps women and men integrate love and work
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Gerson, Kathleen
Dewey number
306.872
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HQ536
LC item number
.G47 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Families
  • Work and family
  • Professional employees
  • Women employees
  • Male employees
  • Sex role
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Families
  • Male employees
  • Professional employees
  • Sex role
  • Women employees
  • Work and family
  • United States
Label
The unfinished revolution : how a new generation is reshaping family, work, and gender in America, Kathleen Gerson
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-282) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shaping of a new generation -- Families beyond the stereotypes -- The rising fortunes of flexible families -- Domestic deadlocks and declining fortunes -- High hopes, lurking fears -- Women's search for self-reliance -- Men's resistance to equal sharing -- Reaching across the gender divide -- Finishing the gender revolution
Control code
516214005
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 297 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199707553
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612388057
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
238805
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)516214005
Label
The unfinished revolution : how a new generation is reshaping family, work, and gender in America, Kathleen Gerson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-282) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shaping of a new generation -- Families beyond the stereotypes -- The rising fortunes of flexible families -- Domestic deadlocks and declining fortunes -- High hopes, lurking fears -- Women's search for self-reliance -- Men's resistance to equal sharing -- Reaching across the gender divide -- Finishing the gender revolution
Control code
516214005
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 297 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199707553
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612388057
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
238805
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)516214005

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