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xx, 376 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Chicago lawyers revisited
  • The changing character of lawyers' work / with Ethan Michelson
  • Integration and separation
  • Prestige
  • Organizations
  • Careers / with Kathleen E. Hull
  • Income and income inequality
  • Divided opinions / with Monique R. Payne
  • Community roles / with Paul S. Schnorr
  • Connections within the bar
  • A satisfying profession? / with Kathleen E. Hull and Ava A. Harter
  • The processes of change.
Over the past several decades, the number of lawyers in large cities has doubled, women have entered the bar at an unprecedented rate, and the scale of firms has greatly expanded. This immense growth has transformed the nature and social structure of the legal profession. In the most comprehensive analysis of the urban bar to date, Urban Lawyers presents a compelling portrait of how these changes continue to shape the field of law today. Drawing on extensive interviews with Chicago lawyers, the authors demonstrate how developments in the profession have affected virtually every aspect of the work and careers of urban lawyers - their relationships with clients, job tenure and satisfaction, income, social and political values, networks of professional connections, and patterns of participation in the broader community. Yet despite the dramatic changes, much remains the same. Stratification of income and power based on gender, race, and religious background, for instance, still maintains inequality within the bar. The authors of Urban Lawyers conclude that organizational priorities will likely determine the future direction of the legal profession. And with this landmark study as their guide, readers will be able to make their own informed predictions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226325408 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-538-01, LAW-681G-01, LAW-681G-01
xii, 338 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Is domesticity dead?
  • From full commodification to reconstructive feminism
  • Deconstructing the ideal-worker norm in market work
  • Deconstructing the ideal-worker norm in family entitlements
  • How domesticity's gender wars take on elements of class and race conflict
  • Do women share an ethic of care? : domesticity's descriptions of men and women
  • Do women need special treatment? : do feminists need equality?
  • The new paradigm theorized : domesticity in drag
  • Four themes of conclusion.
In Unbending Gender, Joan Williams takes a hard look at the state of feminism in America. Concerned by what she finds-young women who flatly refuse to identify themselves as feminists and working-class and minority women who feel the movement hasn't addressed the issues that dominate their daily lives-she outlines a new vision of feminism that calls for workplaces focused on the needs of families and, in divorce cases, recognition of the value of family work and its impact on women's earning power. Williams notes that good jobs in America are designed for the ideal employee, who works full-time and often overtime, with no career interruptions. Even today, most American mothers do not meet this ideal: a majority do not work full-time, and only a small fraction work overtime. Williams points out that women will never achieve equality until mothers do: she argues that employers need to implement parent-supportive policies-or face liability for sex discrimination. She also maintains that ideal-worker fathers are supported by a flow of family work from mothers, yet divorce courts treat the family wage as owned solely by the ideal worker. The result is the impoverishment of women and children, who comprise the bulk of the poor in the United States. Unbending Gender questions the idea that women simply choose between staying at home with their children or going to work. Given the limited options that contemporary American culture allows them, mothers are forced to make compromises. Joan Williams' solution is an inclusive, family-friendly feminism that supports both mothers and fathers as caregivers and as workers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195147148 20160610
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-681G-01, LAW-681G-01
xix, 247 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • The overworked American
  • Time squeeze : the extra month of work
  • "A life at hard labor" : capitalism and working hours
  • Overwork in the household
  • The insidious cycle of work-and-spend
  • Exiting the squirrel cage.
This pathbreaking book documents for the first time the unanticipated decline in leisure both at work and in the home over the last twenty years and explains why Americans enjoy less leisure today than at any other time since the end of World War II.. This pathbreaking book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. Juliet Schor presents the astonishing news that over the past twenty years our working hours have increased by the equivalent of one month per yeara dramatic spurt that has hit everybody: men and women, professionals as well as low-paid workers. Why are weunlike every other industrialized Western nationrepeatedly choosing money over time? And what can we do to get off the treadmill?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465054343 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-681G-01, LAW-681G-01