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The Tumbleweed Society: Working and Caring in an Insecure Age

ISBN : 9780190868666

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¥3,069
Author: 
Allison J. Pugh
Pages
280 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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This book examines how we navigate questions of commitment and flexibility at work and at home in a world where insecurity has become the norm. How do people today, especially parents, think and talk about what we owe each other on the job and in intimate relationships-with partners, children, and others-when so much is perpetually up in the air?

Index: 

Preface
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Managing the Unrequited Contract
Chapter 3: New Economy Winners and the Moral Wall
Chapter 4: The Imperative of Detachment
Chapter 5: The Knots of Duty
Chapter 6: The Giving Trees
Chapter 7: The Stable Oasis
Chapter 8: Duty and the Flexible Child
Chapter 9: The Coral Society
Epilogue
Appendix A: Commitment Talk
Acknowledgements
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index

About the author: 

Allison J. Pugh is Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. Her book Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture won the William J. Goode Book Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Sociology of the Family, and the Distinguished Contribution Award from the ASA Section on Children and Youth.

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