Sex Roles (2011) 65:146–148 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-9950-3 BOOK REVIEW Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter. By Joan C. Williams, Harvard University Press, 2010. 293 pp. $29.95 (hardback). ISBN: 978–0674055674 Sarah Damaske Published online: 4 March 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 Over the last 40 years, women’s increased participation in paint a vivid portrait of the challenges faced by working- the paid labor market has brought many changes to class families. Using these varying sources of data, American families. In 2009, for the first time, women Williams divides the book in two, using the first half of comprised half of the United States labor force and nearly the book to paint a convincing picture of the challenges four in 10 mothers were the primary breadwinner for their faced by both middle-class and working-class women and family (Boushey 2009). Yet the American labor market has men and using the second half to add a theoretical been slow to adapt to this change; what was once termed framework for understanding work-family conflict in the the “quiet revolution” is now being called “the unfinished United States. Throughout the first half, Williams ends each revolution,” as more and more families find
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