Unresolved Dilemmas: Women, Work and the Family in the United States, Europe and the Former Soviet Union, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Unresolved Dilemmas

Women, Work and the Family in the United States, Europe and the Former Soviet Union, 1st Edition

Edited by Faisa Kauppinen, Tuula Gordon


244 pages

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Originally printed in 1997. Women are a considerable portion of the labour force. The majority of them also establish relationships and become mothers. Combining work and family has created considerable problems for women, domestic circumstances and main responsibility for housework and children still affect women, meaning they enter the labour market with one hand tied behind their back. How do women today cope with the dilemmas caused by their dual roles? This book takes a critical look at the concept of dual roles, and makes an assessment of women's locations in the workplace and at home, considering both continuities and change. The book concentrates on a wide variety of issues around work, family and their interrelationships. Unresolved dilemmas from different cross-cultural perspectives are considered, integrating the problems of modern women.

Table of Contents

Part One: Setting the question 1. Introduction: Dual roles and beyond 2. The welfare state and social citizenship 3. Remaking the boundaries of women’s citizenship and the dilemma of dependency Part Two: Women at work and in the family 4. Women, work and emotion, managing jobs and family life 5. Psychological intimacy between women and men at work 6. Russian families past and present 7. Gender and rationality: The case of Estonian women 8. Changes in social structure: Change in the self Part Three: Unresolved dilemmas 9. Women’s changing lives and the emergence of family policy 10. Inside and outside families 11. Single motherhood: An alternative form of life? 12. Light and heavy culture in American and Japanese advice books for women 13. The unresolved and unsolvable affective dilemmas of career women

About the Editors

Kaisa Kauppinen

Tuula Gordon

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General