SC361: Family and Work Blog Page

Instructions:
Your blog entries should be brief statements commenting on each of the assigned readings. You should make sure to accomplish the following two goals in your blog entries: (1) summarize the assigned readings; (2) critically evaluate the readings and state your opinion. Be analytic and critical, but also let me know what youíve learned. And if something is unclear, please let me know in your blog, and we will address the issue in class.

Due October 5, 2009, 12 PM:
Readings:
1. Dorothy Roberts. 1998. "The Absent Black Father." Pp. 145-161 in Lost Fathers: The Politics of Fatherlessness in America. Edited by Cynthia R. Daniels. St. Martin's Press.
2. Francine Deutsch. 2002. "Halving It All: The Mother and Mr. Mom." In Families at Work: Expanding the Boundaries. Edited by Naomi Gerstel, Dan Clawson, and Robert Zussman. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.
3. Gerson, Kathleen. 1993. Chapters 1 and 9 ("Introduction" and "The Myth of Masculinity") in No Manís Land: Menís Changing Commitments to Family and Work.

Due September 28, 2009, 12 PM:
Readings:
1. Ann Crittenden. 2001. Introduction in The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued. New York: Metropolitan Books.
2. Budig, Michelle and Paula England. 2001. "The Wage Penalty for Motherhood." American Sociological Review, 66(2): 204-226.
3. Patricia Hill Collins. 2000. "Black Women and Motherhood." Pp. 173-200 in Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. 2nd edition. New York: Routledge.
4. Rothman, Barbara Katz. 1989."Women as Fathers: Motherhood and Child Care Under a Modified Patriarchy." Gender and Society, 3: 1-24.

Due September 21, 2009, 12 PM:
Readings:
1. Joan Williams. 2000. "Introduction" and "Is Domesticity Dead? (Chapter 1)." Pp. 1-39 in Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It. New York: Oxford University Press.
2. Sharon Hays. 1996. "From Rods to Reasoning." Pp. 19-50 in The Cultural Contradictions of Mothering. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
3. Joseph H. Pleck. 1998. "American Fathering in Historical Perspective." Chapter 26 in Families in the U.S.: Kinship and Domestic Politics. Edited by Karen Hansen and Anita Garey. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Due September 14, 2009, 12 PM:
Readings:
1. Thistle, Susan. 2006. Chapters 2, 3 from: From Marriage to the Market: The Transformation of Womenís Lives and Work. University of California Press.
2. Davis, Kingsley. 1988. "Wives and Work: A Theory of the Sex-Role Revolution and Its Consequences." In S. Dornbusch and M. Strober (Eds.), Feminism, Children and the New Families. New York: Guilford.

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