"This collection of articles by many of [Hochschild's] former students and collaborators is a fitting and loving tribute to the life work of one of the most original, influential, and passionate contributors to the discipline of sociology, and much more broadly to the study of emotions, work, family, and human relationships in the global economy."
"In selecting essays for the book, Garey and Hansen illustrate the diversity of research weaving together the contours of gender, work and intimate life, which highlight the complexity of experiences in the 21st century. In doing so, this book becomes a road map for examining the rich terrain of the most vexed policy and social issues of contemporary life."
(Work, Employment, and Society
"Garey and Hansen have assembled a stunning collection of studies on the emotional and logistical dynamics of coordinating paid and unpaid work. A must read."
(Stephanie Coontz author of A Strange Stirring
"At the Heart of Work and Family deftly illustrates Hochschild's path-breaking perspectives, advancing understandings of job/career designs, gendered expectations, and family lives as they intertwine in the new economy."
(Stephen Sweet author of Changing Contours of Work
"At the Heart of Work and Family brings together scholarship from a wide variety of respected scholars to apply Hochschild’s concepts to explore work and family dynamics. It is engaging, dynamic, conceptually rich, and moves the field of work and family scholarship forward."
(Teachers College Record
"Garey and Hansen's selection of essays touch upon a rich range of work-family topics. At the Heart of Work and Family is an important contribution to the interdisciplinary field of work and family, and it makes an invaluable contribution to the field of sociology."
(Social Service Review
About the Author
Anita Ilta Garey is an associate professor of human development and family studies and of sociology at the University of Connecticut. Her book, Weaving Work and Motherhood, received the 2000 William J. Goode Book Award.
Karen V. Hansen is a professor of sociology and women's and gender studies at Brandeis University. Her books include Not-So-Nuclear Families: Class, Gender, and Networks of Care (Rutgers University Press), which received the William J. Goode Book Award, Honorable Mention.