The Second Shift

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Penguin Books, 2003 - Social Science - 322 pages
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Fifteen years after its first publication, The Second Shift remains just as important and relevant today as it did then. As the majority of women entered the workforce, sociologist and Berkeley professor Arlie Hochschild was one of the first to talk about what really happens in dual-career households. Many people were amazed to find that women still did the majority of childcare and housework even though they also worked outside the home. Now, in this updated edition with a new introduction from the author, we discover how much things have, or have not, changed for women today.

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User Review  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

I would like to say this book is somewhat dated, but unfortunately, studies show it is not. Things have changed only a little. The interviews with the families are interesting and the time she spends ... Read full review

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Everybody should read this. Read full review

Contents

A Speedup in the Family
1
Marriage in the Stalled Revolution
11
The Cultural Coverup
23
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Arlie Russell Hochschild is the author of The Time Bind and most recently Global Woman, which she edited with Barbara Ehrenreich. She is a tenured professor at University of California, Berkeley.

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