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Work, Family, and Leisure: Uncertainty in a Risk Society (Hardback)
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Work, Family, and Leisure: Uncertainty in a Risk Society (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 15/03/2007
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Through in-depth interviews Work, Family, and Leisure: Uncertainty in a Risk Society explores the life plans of advanced law and MBA students for work, family, and leisure. The study is contextualized by four ongoing late-twentieth century social transformations, which include the new individualism, the gender revolution, the rise of dual-career couples, and growing employment uncertainty. It explores how they envision integrating these three life domains, and where they hope to find meaning and satisfaction as well as a sense of community.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742547902
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 237 x 162 x 26 mm


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Robert Orrange has written an extremely useful and insightful book about how young professionals-to-be view the interaction of work and family in their futures in a society characterized by increasing uncertainly in both of those facets of life. His qualitative interview materials nicely complement the large body of quantitative evidence on work-family relations, and he interprets the evidence with an unusual degree of theoretical sophistication. -- Norval Glenn
A strategically focused contribution to life course research.... Work, Family, and Leisure is a solid step on the way to addressing these big (and often elided) questions about risk and the life course. * American Journal of Sociology, May 2008 *
Goal-oriented, cautious, and adaptive, the young professional couples Orrange describes try to build private fortresses of certainty in an increasingly high risk society. Unwittingly they reveal the enormous emotional cost of adapting to a shaky neo-liberal dream instead of collectively reforming it. A quietly disturbing portrait of life in the new middle class. -- Arlie Russell Hochschild, author of The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work

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