Katha Pollitt: Bringing up Babies
11 September 2003
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Vintage, 256 pp., £6.99, May 2003, 0 09 942838 5Show More
A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother by Rachel Cusk.
Fourth Estate, 224 pp., £6.99, July 2002, 1 84115 487 3Show More
The Truth about Babies: From A-Z by Ian Sansom.
Granta, 352 pp., £6.99, June 2003, 1 86207 575 1Show More
What Are Children For? by Laurie Taylor and Matthew Taylor.
Short Books, 141 pp., £6.99, January 2003, 1 904095 25 9Show More
The Commercialisation of Intimate Life by Arlie Russell Hochschild.
California, 313 pp., £32.95, May 2003, 0 520 21487 0Show More
“... change all this. The ideal was a more integrated and egalitarian life for both sexes, not that women should exhaust themselves trying to be superwomen while men sat back and watched. The sociologist ArlieHochschild has been one of the shrewdest analysts of the semi-transformation of sex roles. In The Second Shift, her illuminating study of two-job couples and the division of domestic labour, she ...”