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The Resource Institutional inequality and the mobilization of the Family and Medical Leave Act : rights on leave, Catherine R. Albiston

Institutional inequality and the mobilization of the Family and Medical Leave Act : rights on leave, Catherine R. Albiston

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Institutional inequality and the mobilization of the Family and Medical Leave Act : rights on leave
Title
Institutional inequality and the mobilization of the Family and Medical Leave Act
Title remainder
rights on leave
Statement of responsibility
Catherine R. Albiston
Title variation
Institutional Inequality & the Mobilization of the Family & Medical Leave Act
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This pathbreaking study offers new and compelling insights into the ways that workplaces institutionalize gender inequality and the capacity and constraints of legal rights in challenging social injustice."--- Deborah L. Rhode, Director, Center on the Legal Profession, E. W. McFarland Professor of Law, Stanford Law School --
  • "Do legal rights produce social change? Catherine R. Albiston gives a more nuanced answer than a simple yes or no, making this book required reading not only for anyone interested in gender and work-family policy but also for those focused on social inequality, jurisprudence, legal history, and organizational change."--- Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, 1066 Foundation Chair and Director, Center for Worklife Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law --
  • How do the rights created by the Family and Medical Leave Act operate in practice in the courts and in the workplace? This empirical study examines how institutions and social practices transform the meaning of these rights to recreate inequality. Workplace rules and norms built around the family wage ideal, the assumption that disability and work are mutually exclusive, and management's historical control over time all constrain opportunities for social change. Yet workers can also mobilize rights as a cultural discourse to change the social meaning of family and medical leave. --
  • Drawing on theoretical frameworks from social constructivism and new institutionalism, this study explains how institutions transform rights to re-create systems of power and inequality but at the same time also provide opportunities for law to change social structure. It provides a fresh look at the perennial debate about law and social change by examining how institutions shape the process of rights mobilization. --Book Jacket
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Albiston, Catherine Ruth
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3531
LC item number
.A95 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in law and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parental leave
  • Maternity leave
  • Sick leave
  • Leave of absence
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Institutional inequality and the mobilization of the Family and Medical Leave Act : rights on leave, Catherine R. Albiston
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511781179
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(ebook)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
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Institutional inequality and the mobilization of the Family and Medical Leave Act : rights on leave, Catherine R. Albiston
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511781179
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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