eBook Married to the Job (RLE Feminist Theory): Wives’ Incorporation in Men’s Work, 1st Edition

  • Janet Finch
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  • ISBN-10: 0203085019
  • ISBN-13: 9780203085011
  • DDC: 305.4201
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Married to the Job examines an important but under-researched area: the relationships of wives to their husbands’ work. Janet Finch looks both at the way women’s lives are directly affected by the work their husbands do and how they can get drawn into it. These she sees as the two sides of wives’ ’incorporation’. Dr Finch discusses a wide range of occupations, from obvious stereotypes – services, diplomatic, clergy and political wives – to more subtle but equally valid shades of involvement – the wives of policemen, merchant seamen, prison officers, the owners of small businesses and academics. She stresses that this process is by no means confined to the wives of professional men; she argues that the nature of the work done and the way it is organised are more important pointers to the ways in which wives will be incorporated. For specific illustrations, Dr Finch draws substantially on her own original research on wives of the clergy. Married to the Job clearly shows that marriage itself (not just child-bearing) is an important feature of women’s subordination.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgements.
1: Introduction.
2: Hedging Her In: How Men's Work Structures their Wives' Lives.
3: Introduction to Part One.
4: Time Elements: Patterns, Structures and Competition.
5: Work Characteristics: Implications Inside and Outside the Home.
6: Spatial Elements: Aspects of the Location of Home and Work.
7: Constraints, Identities and Room for Manoeuvre.
8: Drawing Her In: Wives' Contributions to their Husbands' Work.
9: Introduction to Part Two.
10: Domestic Labour and the Production of the Male Worker.
11: Giving Moral Support.
12: Two for the Price of One: Peripheral Activities.
13: Two for the Price of One: Back-Up Services.
14: Two for the Price of One: The Additional Worker.
15: The Productive Work of Wives.
16: Married to the Job: The Foundations of Wives' Incorporation.
17: Introduction to Part Three.
18: Varieties of Incorporation and the Occupational Dimension.
19: Doing Three Jobs: The Hierarchy of Priorities.
20: Making Sense of Being Married to the Job: Wives' Careers and Projects.
Bibliography.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgements.
1: Introduction.
2: Hedging Her In: How Men's Work Structures their Wives' Lives.
3: Introduction to Part One.
4: Time Elements: Patterns, Structures and Competition.
5: Work Characteristics: Implications Inside and Outside the Home.
6: Spatial Elements: Aspects of the Location of Home and Work.
7: Constraints, Identities and Room for Manoeuvre.
8: Drawing Her In: Wives' Contributions to their Husbands' Work.
9: Introduction to Part Two.
10: Domestic Labour and the Production of the Male Worker.
11: Giving Moral Support.
12: Two for the Price of One: Peripheral Activities.
13: Two for the Price of One: Back-Up Services.
14: Two for the Price of One: The Additional Worker.
15: The Productive Work of Wives.
16: Married to the Job: The Foundations of Wives' Incorporation.
17: Introduction to Part Three.
18: Varieties of Incorporation and the Occupational Dimension.
19: Doing Three Jobs: The Hierarchy of Priorities.
20: Making Sense of Being Married to the Job: Wives' Careers and Projects.
Bibliography.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgements.
1: Introduction.
2: Hedging Her In: How Men's Work Structures their Wives' Lives.
3: Introduction to Part One.
4: Time Elements: Patterns, Structures and Competition.
5: Work Characteristics: Implications Inside and Outside the Home.
6: Spatial Elements: Aspects of the Location of Home and Work.
7: Constraints, Identities and Room for Manoeuvre.
8: Drawing Her In: Wives' Contributions to their Husbands' Work.
9: Introduction to Part Two.
10: Domestic Labour and the Production of the Male Worker.
11: Giving Moral Support.
12: Two for the Price of One: Peripheral Activities.
13: Two for the Price of One: Back-Up Services.
14: Two for the Price of One: The Additional Worker.
15: The Productive Work of Wives.
16: Married to the Job: The Foundations of Wives' Incorporation.
17: Introduction to Part Three.
18: Varieties of Incorporation and the Occupational Dimension.
19: Doing Three Jobs: The Hierarchy of Priorities.
20: Making Sense of Being Married to the Job: Wives' Careers and Projects.
Bibliography.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgements.
1: Introduction.
2: Hedging Her In: How Men's Work Structures their Wives' Lives.
3: Introduction to Part One.
4: Time Elements: Patterns, Structures and Competition.
5: Work Characteristics: Implications Inside and Outside the Home.
6: Spatial Elements: Aspects of the Location of Home and Work.
7: Co