Labour Law, Work, and Family: Critical and Comparative Perspectives by Joanne ConaghanLabour Law, Work, and Family: Critical and Comparative Perspectives by Joanne Conaghan

Labour Law, Work, and Family: Critical and Comparative Perspectives

EditorJoanne Conaghan, Kerry Rittich

Hardcover | November 9, 2005

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In recent years, gender has emerged as an important focus of attention in discourse in and around labour law. Gender is gradually moving from the margin to the mainstream of labour law debate, particularly with the development of a 'family-friendly' policy agenda. This book consists of aseries of essays from an international selection of leading legal scholars exploring the shifting boundary between work and family from a labour law perspective. The object is to assess the global implications for labour law and policy of women's changing role in paid and unpaid work. The approaches adopted by the contributors' are diverse, both conceptually and geographically, encompassing analyses from Australia, North America, Canada, the UK, Europe and Japan, and including national and supra-national perspectives. Key themes informing the collection as a whole are there-positioning of unpaid care work as integral to the performance and structure of productive activity; and consideration of the implications of recognizing the interdependence of work and family activities. In this way, the book seeks to develop a central theme from the previously published 'LabourLaw in an Era of Globalization' (Conaghan, Fischl and Klare, eds. OUP), as part of an ongoing exploration into the distributive implications of economic and political globalization.
Joanne Conaghan studied law at Oxford. She is currently a Professor of Law at the University of Kent at Canterbury, having previously taught at the Universities of Exeter in Devon and San Diego in California. Her areas of research include labour law, tort, and feminist legal theory, and she has published widely in all three fields. Sh...
Title:Labour Law, Work, and Family: Critical and Comparative PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.04 inPublished:November 9, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199287031

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Table of Contents

1. Joanne Conaghan and Kerry Rittich: Introduction: Interrogating the Work/Family DivideI Situating Debate about Work and Family2. Joanne Conaghan: Work, Family, and the Discipline of Labour Law3. Kerry Rittich: Equity and Efficiency: International Institutions and the Work/Family NexusII Reimagining the Worker4. Anna Chapman: Work/Family, Australian Labour Law, and the Normative Worker5. Hugh Collins: The Right to Flexibility6. Guy Mundlak: ReCommodifying Time: Working Hours of 'Live-in' Domestic Workers7. Maria Rosaria Marella: The Family Economy versus the Labour Market (or Housework as a Legal Issue)8. Mutsuko Asakara: Gender and Diversification of Labour Forms in Japan9. Lucy Williams: Poor Women's Work Experiences: Gaps in the 'Work/Family' DiscussionIII 'Family-Friendly' Labour Law10. Clare McGlynn: Work, Family, and Parenthood: The European Union Agenda11. Rosemary Owens: Taking Leave: Work and Family in Australian Law and Policy12. Judy Fudge: A New Gender Contract? Work/Life Balance and Working-Time Flexibility13. Csilla Kollonay Lehoczky: Work and Family Issues in the Transitional Countries of Central and Eastern Europe: The Case of Hungary14. Hiroko Hayashi: Issues of Work and Family in JapanIV Conclusion: A Cautionary Tale15. Richard Michael Fischl: A Woman's World

Editorial Reviews

[A] valuable book which is worthy of a place on any labour lawyers bookshelf Review from previous edition Modern Law Review