Labour Law, Work and Family

Conaghan, Joanne and Rittich, Kerry, eds. (2005) Labour Law, Work and Family. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 376 pp. ISBN 0199287031. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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 a series 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 the re-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 'Labour Law 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.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Amy Parkes
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2009 16:01
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