Apr3 - 4/3/08 Competing devotions Balance between work and...

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Competing devotions Balance between work and family Argue. Pg.1 women who have reached… Pg. 1Research question of interest- how do these women struggle to reconcile work dedication with their commitment to family. Time bind- building on hoschchild Makes the argument they we may view this struggle as individual and a personal choice**** Rooted in cultural beliefs Sociological imagination- looks at larger picture. Placing work family balance not as individual choice but placing it in a large cultural, social and historical framework. ****** How culture is shaping our options. Larger implications of her research Pg. 18. Addressing and advancing sociological theory on social and cultural structures, institutions, human agency, and gendered inequality. Just read page 18. Methods Interviews 81 women Family devoted(25) and career devoted(56). Page 8 “extreme end of the distribution of career women. Atypical because these men are atypical***
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