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Converence on Work and Family: Expanding Horizons

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      >CALL FOR PAPERS FOR AN ACADEMIC CONFERENCE,
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      > "WORK AND FAMILY: EXPANDING THE HORIZONS"
      > March 3-4, 2000
      > Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco, California
      >
      > Sponsored by the Business and Professional Women's Foundation,
      > The Center for Working Families, University of California, Berkeley,
      > and the Sloan Foundation
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      >DESCRIPTION OF THE CONFERENCE:
      >
      > Over the last two decades, research on paid work and family life in
      the
      >U.S. has flourished, resulting in an enormous body of new information.
      >However, we still lack an over-all conceptual approach that links the daily
      >struggles of working parents with broad structural changes, such as shifts
      >in the organization of paid work brought about by rapid economic change and
      >advanced technologies; the growing polarization of social classes; and the
      >decline of state provisioning for families and children. More attention
      >to links between changing institutions and the daily lives of working
      >families will strengthen this field of research and policy-making. We
      >welcome papers from a wide range of perspectives on work and family. The
      >plenary sessions will highlight fresh angles of vision and seek to
      >articulate a more comprehensive approach to this area of research.
      >
      >AMONG THE TOPICS TO BE CONSIDERED ARE:
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      >*Economic and social trends (such as globalization, the move to a service
      >economy, widening income gaps, new waves of immigration) and the changing
      >contours of U.S. work and family life.
      >*New technologies and the reconfiguring of relationships between work and
      >family.
      >*The effects of changes in state policies (e.g., welfare reform and
      >diminished funding for schools, parks, and libraries; family leave
      >legislation; or movements to fund more after-school programs) on the daily
      >lives of working families.
      >*The development and impact of family-friendly workplace policies in
      >various sectors of the economy, and in relation to the activities of labor
      >unions and the policies of local, state, and national government.
      >*Relationships between families, markets, the state, and civil society,
      >including comparative research in different national contexts.
      >*Families negotiating jobs, schools, childcare, and other institutions.
      >*The challenges and options for small businesses who want to implement
      >family-friendly policies.
      >*The development of children growing up in working families, at all stages
      >of life.
      >*Bringing the experiences of children, grandparents, the disabled, and
      >dependent elderly family members into research on work and family.
      >*Exploring other areas of research for insight into changing relations of
      >work and family (for example, the dynamics of Social Security and Medicare;
      >school choice and movements for school reform; the organization of urban
      >and suburban neighborhoods; the declining spatial autonomy of contemporary
      >children; labor organizing strategies; trends in urban planning; housing
      >policies and the design of domestic spaces).
      >*Trade-offs between time binds and money binds
      >*Gender relations at work, in families, in child-care arrangements.
      >*Diverse kinship and family arrangements and the dynamics of paid and
      >unpaid work.
      >*The rituals and myths of working families.
      >*The organization and the gender and racial-ethnic dynamics of caring work,
      >and of cultures of care.
      >*Consumerism and the varied experiences of working families.
      >*The emotional dimensions of work and family
      >-----
      >SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
      >
      >Submitted proposals should represent original work and should not be
      >previously published. Authors are encouraged to submit proposals that
      >address the topics in this call, but other topics related to the Conference
      >theme will also be considered. Papers will be selected by academic peer
      >review panels.
      >
      >***** FOR A COPY OF THE FULL CALL FOR PAPERS, WHICH INCLUDES SUBMISSION
      >REQUIREMENTS (submissions must be postmarked by SEPTEMBER 30, 1999),
      >REGISTRATION FORMS, AND HOTEL INFORMATION:
      >
      > ---> Check the conference website:
      > http//www.bpwusa.org/foundation/horizons.html
      >
      > ---> Or contact Jennifer Miller at the Business and Professional Women's
      >Foundation: Phone 202-293-1100, ext. 190; e-mail jmiller@...
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      >
      >Barrie Thorne Office phone: 510-643-1073
      >Dept. of Sociology Office fax: 510-642-0659
      >410 Barrows Hall
      >Univ. of California Home phone: 510-549-0803
      >Berkeley CA 94720 Home fax: 510-845-4030
      >^^^^^Ratio of children in poverty in Canada, Australia, Sweden,
      >^^^^^Germany, Netherlands is 1/3 of U.S. rate, of elderly, 1/4 of U.S.
      > -New Field guide to US economy
      >
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