Readership: Gender and work-family scholars; sociology undergraduates studying in gender, family, work and occupations, culture, and social problems; graduate students in sex and gender, women and work, race, class and gender, sociology of the family, and social stratification and inequality; general readers interested in work and family issues.
Sarah Damaske, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Rice University
"Outstanding Academic Titles 2012, as selected by CHOICE Magazine (December 2012)." - CHOICE
"This study has much to teach us and I think shape future research as Damaske gets us out of those class-biased assumptions to see that work is a human need that does enrich womenâs lives, but only when they are valued as workers and respected for their multiple roles."
CHAPTER 1: Women's Work Trajectories: Need, Choice and Women's Strategies
PART I: EXPECTATIONS ABOUT WORK
CHAPTER 2: The Shape of Women's Work Pathways
CHAPTER 3: A Major Career Woman? How Women Develop Early Expectations about Work
PART II: WORK PATHWAYS
CHAPTER 4: Staying Steady: Good Work and Family Support Across Classes
CHAPTER 5: Pulling Back: Divergent Routes to Similar Pathways
CHAPTER 6: A Life Interrupted
PART III: NEGOTIATING EXPECTATIONS
CHAPTER 7: For the Family: How Women Account for Work Decisions
CHAPTER 8: Having it All? Egalitarian Dreams Deferred