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S100 Hochschild Guide

S100 Hochschild Guide - that life at work is winning out...

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1Sociology S100 Rob Robinson Study Guide for Arlie Hochschild’s The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work (NOTE: YOU SHOULD READ ONLY CHAPTERS 1-9, AND 14-16) 1. What do the following terms mean? How do they fit into Hochschild’s argument? Workplace cultures vs. workplace policies Domestic speedups Formal workplace norms vs. unspoken, informal norms Domestic outsourcing Time as measure of commitment and performance Guilt shopping Work as identity and family Home as work The increasing first-shift Split identities: actual vs. The downsized second shift potential selves The unacknowledged third shift The Great Reversal Time movement to reclaim Taylorized homes private life Cult of efficiency Simplicity movement Charlie Chaplin’s automatic feeding and mouth-wiping machine Work sharing Redefining the needs of family members “Library hours” at work Super-kids Creating a child-friendly The over-scheduled society society: Germany, Sweden The Overworked American 2. Hochschild argues in her book, Time Bind,
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Unformatted text preview: that life at work is winning out over life at home. What are the indications that this is true? What are the causes of this phenomenon and what are its effects? 3. Amerco was named as one of the top 10 family-friendly firms in America by Working Mother magazine. What is paradoxical about this? In what ways was Amerco family friendly and in what ways was it not? What explains why so few employees used the family friendly policies that were available? Which of these benefits were most used? 4. What does Hochschild mean when she writes that the Taylorized workplaces of the early 20 th century have been transported to the home? In what ways are homes Taylorized today? Why does this happen and with what effects? 5. What were the most typical ways in which workers at Amerco dealt with the time bind that they found themselves in? What is problematic about some of these “solutions” to the time bind? How are Hochschild’s solutions different?...
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