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The Rhetoric of Accommodation: Considering the Language of Work-Family Discourse


Kirsten K. Davis


Stetson University College of Law


University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2007

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The language used to describe work-family issues reflects certain ways of thinking about the interconnectedness and segmentation of work and family. "Accommodate" or "accommodation" is a word that is often used in discussions about policies that apply to work and family. This article uses a cluster method of rhetorical analysis to look at the history of "accommodation" in legal discourse. It concludes that the use of the word "accommodation" in other legal contexts can constrain the ways of envisioning the roles, relationships, and possibilities for work and family in discussions about work-family policies.

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Keywords: rhetoric, accommodation, work-family, work-life, work, family, balance

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Date posted: April 6, 2008 ; Last revised: September 14, 2009

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Davis, Kirsten K., The Rhetoric of Accommodation: Considering the Language of Work-Family Discourse. University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1116657

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Kirsten K. Davis (Contact Author)
Stetson University College of Law ( email )
1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States
727-562-7877 (Phone)

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