Topic: Sociology of work
Study Books Used in Class:
Time Blind-When work becomes home and home becomes work.
by Arlie Russel Hochschild.
Working in America- third edition- Amy S. Wharton.(SAME BOOK USED IN ORDER 121007 AND 119302)
Description: The Professor wants to draw readings from the Wharton reader, the supplementary articles as well as Arlie Hochschild’s Time Blind:When Work Becomes Home and Home becomes Work to answer the following questions.
In what ways is the United States facing a “care deficit”?.What are some examples of “care work” and can we increase the supply of care in our society?What are some ways in which the new workplace is changing the balance between work and family.
As you read the articles from the Wharton reader as well as Hochschild, do you find that Americans in general are overworked?Should overwork be considered a social problem in this country?What are some ways to reduce this?Finally, what might a “family-friendly” workplace like? What kinds of policies should employees offer working parents?
The professor wants a full format essay;do not summarize the readings, but structure the essay around a coherent argument that includes an introduction, a conclusion, and, of course, appropriates documentation and bibliography,even if only assigned texts is used.
NO OTHER SOURCE IS TO BE USED ONLY THE ASSIGNED TEXTS.