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Payton Kelley 704639163 Section 1J 11-16-16 Current Events Article #2 In the article, The Emotional Geography of Work and Family Life, Arlie Russell Hochschild describes the nature of the American workforce and the strain it puts on family life. Because of the increasing amount of hours being worked by Americans, working mothers (and fathers alike) are putting less time into their families. In a case study she conducted of a particular company known for implementing family friendly management, Hochschild found that very few parent employees at this company take advantage of these styles. She believes that for the family-work balance to change, the emotional culture behind it must also change. It must not be assumed that women have to do all of the cleaning, cooking and childcare and also be in the office from 8:00 to 6:00 every day. In the article by The New York Times titled A Toxic Work World , Anne Slaughter states that the lack of women in higher- ranked jobs is not a gender problem, but a culture of overwork. She describes the workforce as a “Leave
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  • Fall '13
  • Sociology, 1980s music groups, Time bind, Arlie Russell Hochschild, emotional culture

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