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978-0-7391-0367-8 • Hardback • May 2002 • $114.00 • (£88.00)
978-0-7391-0966-3 • Paperback • October 2004 • $51.99 • (£40.00)
Carol S. Wharton is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Richmond.
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 Working Full Time on Their Own Time: The Lure of Independent Contracting
Chapter 3 The Nature of Real Estate Sales Work
Chapter 4 Being a Realtor
Chapter 5 Arranging the Workday
Part 6 The Home is Still Their Domain: Women Work within and outside of Their Family Relationships
Chapter 7 Homework: Women as Realtors, Wives, and Mothers
Chapter 8 Real Estate Sales Work as Gender Work
Chapter 9 Good Job/Bad Job: The Perks and Piques of Selling Houses
Part 10 Conclusion
This timely study highlights how white-collar women in the service industry approach work and family objectives in a changing labor market in which contingent work is becoming more common. . . . Wharton's case study of women in real estate sales makes plain the connection between work-family issues and the larger social structure of employment, as she relates women's family experiences to specific occupational features. . . . Anyone interested in case study methods in occupational research will appreciate the broadness and carefulness of her work.
— Growing Pains and Progess