Competing Devotions: Career and Family among Women by Mary Blair-Loy

By Mary Blair-Loy

The wrenching selection dealing with winning girls identifying among hard careers and extensive kinfolk lives has been the topic of many articles and books, so much of which suggest techniques for resolving the hindrance. Competing Devotions makes a speciality of broader social and cultural forces that create women's identities and form their realizing of what makes existence worthy living.

Mary Blair-Loy examines the occupation paths of girls monetary executives who've attempted a number of methods to balancing profession and relations. the pro point those girls have attained calls for an incredible dedication of time, power, and emotion that turns out traditional to employers and consumers, who think profession merits single-minded allegiance. in the meantime, those girls needs to confront the cultural version of kin that defines marriage and motherhood as a woman's fundamental vocation. This perfect can provide ladies creativity, intimacy, and fiscal balance in taking good care of a kin. It defines kids as fragile and assumes that males lack the selflessness and persistence that kid's basic caregivers desire. This perfect is taken with no consideration in a lot of up to date society.

The strength of those assumptions is gigantic yet now not absolute. Competing Devotions identifies girls executives who try and reshape those rules. those mavericks, who face nice resistance yet are aided via new ideological and fabric assets that include old switch, may possibly finally redefine either the and the capitalist company in ways in which lessen work-family conflict.

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