Congratulations to Sarah Blithe for winning the National Communication Association’s Organizational Communication Book of the Year Award, for the title, Gender Equality and Work-Life Balance. Click here to learn about the award, or read on to discover more about this title...
Gender Equality and Work-Life Balance: Glass Handcuffs and Working Men in the U.S., describes the work-life practices of men in the United States. The purpose is to increase gender equality at work for all employees. With a focus on leave policy inequalities, this book argues that men experience a phenomenon called "the glass handcuffs," which prevents them from leaving work to participate fully in their families, homes, and other life events, highlighting the cultural, institutional, organizational, and occupational conditions which make gender equality in work-life policy usage difficult. This social justice book ultimately draws conclusions about how to minimize inequalities at work.
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Sarah Jane Blithe is Assistant Professor Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA. Visit her faculty page to learn more about her.