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The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work

The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work
by Arlie Hochschild

Title available in paperback: yes
Pages: 336

Description of Book: "In an earlier book, The Second Shift, Arlie Hochschild, addressed issues of gender and of home and work.  She returns to those themes with this book, but also adds an interesting new angle – it’s not just about who does the work, but also the changing nature of work and what work means to people.  We all grapple with balancing work and other responsibilities.  Hochschild contends that part of our struggle is that some of our most demanding tasks are at home (it has become work) while some of our most affirming tasks and relationships are at work (it has become home).   Lots of good material for discussion." 

--Title nominated by Scott Sernau, Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Articles/Web Sites about Book

Hochschild, Arlie Russell. "On the Edge of the Time Bind: Time and Market Culture." Social Research 72.2 (2005): 339-54. (IU South Bend login and password required off-campus)

Drago, Robert. "The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work." Review of Social Economy 56.4 (1998): 551-4. (IU South Bend login and password required off-campus)

Last Reviewed: 03/2014