S Y M P O S I U M O N T H E P L A C E O F FA M I L I E S Nancy J. Hirschmann struggled against that sexual division of labor for some time, In The Place of Families, Linda McClain has written a and McClain's book presents a different and important angle on persuasive, elegant argument for restructuring public policy to this struggle: how to induce men to do more. How to use carrots, provide more resources for families so that they become instituand not just sticks like garnished wages for child support, to get tions that serve the ends of an active democracy. That mythimen to engage more actively in the life of their children, to be cal concept known as "the family," becomes more realistically an engaged part of the "families" of which they have formally assessed in McClain's book as "families," diverse units of social been the heads. groupings of people of different ages, sexes, and sexualities, that Parents who work for salary or wages are, as Arlie Hochschild nurture and foster its members into becoming "individuals" in argues, genuinely in a "time bind," and these are,
The Good Society – Penn State University Press
Published: Sep 20, 2008
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