Beyond Caring Labor: To Provisioning Work

Beyond Caring Labor: To Provisioning Work

written by Elaine Porter, fl. 2006; presented by Stephanie Baker Collins, Marge Reitsma-Street, fl. 1989 and Sheila M. Neysmith (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 2012, originally published 2012), 224 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Although women have long been members of the labour force, the proportion of domestic, caring, and community work they provide compared to men or the state has yet to decrease substantially. Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work offers a powerful new framework for understanding women's work in a holistic sense, acknowledging both their responsibilities in supporting others as well as their employment duties. Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work is based on a four-year, multi-site study of women who are members of contemporary community organizations. The authors reveal the complex ways in which these women define and value their own work, investigating what supports and constrains their individual and collective efforts. Calling on the state to assist more with citizens' provisioning responsibilities, Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work provides an excellent basis for new discussions on equitable and sustainable public policies.
Field of Interest
Social Work
Author
Elaine Porter, fl. 2006
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2012 University of Toronto Press
Content Type
Book
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
2012
Page Count
224
Publication Year
2012
Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Place Published / Released
Toronto, ON
Subject
Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology & Counseling, Children and Families, Women in workforce, Work-life balance, Women, Macro
Clinician
Stephanie Baker Collins, Marge Reitsma-Street, fl. 1989, Sheila M. Neysmith

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