Workable solutions : the intersubjective careers of women with families

Doherty, Catherine A. & Lassig, Carly J. (2013) Workable solutions : the intersubjective careers of women with families. In Patton, Wendy A. (Ed.) Conceptualising Women's Working Lives: Moving the Boundaries of Discourse. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 83-104.

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Abstract

This chapter considers to what degree the careers of women with young families, both in and out of paid employment, are lived as contingent, intersubjective projects pursued across time and space, in the social condition of growing biographical possibilities and uneven social/ideological change. Their resolutions of competing priorities by engaging in various permutations of home-work and paid work are termed ‘workable solutions’, with an intentional play on the double sense of ‘work’ – firstly as labour, thus being able to perform work, whether paid or not; secondly as in being able to make things work or function in the family unit’s best interests, however defined.

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ID Code: 57809
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: women, family, reflexivity, work, career, intersubjectivity
ISBN: 9789462092075
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Sense Publishers
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Deposited On: 06 Mar 2013 23:08
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2016 05:39

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