Our daily lives have been transformed by new technologies, the massive incorporation of women into the world of work or long journeys. In this context we want to propose documents that invite reflection on the uses of time, the management of care or new relationships between working time, personal, family and social.

Jugglers of life: women, time and jobs

Icaria, 2003
Authorship: several authors: María Inés Amoroso, Anna Bosch, Cristina Carrasco, Hortensia Fernández and Nieves Moreno.
Subjects: Feminism - Women - Work
This book develops some reflections on the tasks and jobs of women. Cristina Carrasco demonstrates the existence of a basic contradiction between the logic of care and the logic of benefit. Neus Moreno detects and evidences the serious costs that double shift entails for women's health. Anna Bosch, María Inés Amoroso and Hortensia Fernández reflect on the consequences of the current model of relationship between human society and nature, and how this relationship has been built in an interrelated way with the devaluation of women and their tasks .

New working time organizations

Barcelona Economic and Social Council: Barcelona City Council, 2006
Authorship: Teresa Torns and Fausto Miguélez
Topics: Working time - Company - European Union
The first objective of this report is to take stock of the changes that working time has undergone in recent decades in the European context. And, as a second objective, to draw the guidelines for a future pilot experience in the city of Bar-celona in order to promote good practices in relation to working time in companies.

Good crisis: towards a postmaterialist world

Kairós, 2009
Author: Jordi Pigem
Topics: Economic Crisis - 2008 - Materialism
Originally crisis was the critical moment in the course of an illness and there was talk of a good crisis when it led to the healing of the patient. The economic crisis is only the most tangible symptom of a deeper crisis that is expressed in multiple areas. It is a systemic crisis, rooted in our outdated way of understanding the world. This book shows where we are and how we got here, and presents a realistic, intelligent and daring alternative to guide us towards a healthier, wiser and greener society and towards a more meaningful world.

Between family and work: realities and solutions for today's society

Mujeres Narcea, 2007
Authorship: Anna López Puig and Amparo Acereda
Subjects: Conciliation - Women - Work
With knowledge and experience, several specialists in this book address the issue of conciliation, with a new sensitivity to face the problems derived from the current family model. The very title of the work includes the most important areas in which men and women of our time participate: work and family, and, without pretending to carry out an exhaustive analysis of all the operations that the subject entails, it focuses, above all , in certain realities and in the interdisciplinarity that exists between them.

Owners of our destiny: how to reconcile professional, family and personal life

Ariel, 2009

Authorship: Nuria Chinchilla and Maruja Moragas
Subject: Conciliation - Work life - Family life
This book is an excellent "instruction manual" of the human being for anyone. It explains, clearly and within everyone's reach, valuable and useful concepts of anthropology, ethics and psychology that are also necessary to understand the business world. Is it possible to reconcile professional, family and personal life? This is undoubtedly a question that is on everyone's lips and that will be asked more and more insistently, since it is one of the worst solved problems in our society.

Author: Several authors: Coral Cuadrado Majó, Ada Lasheras González, Roser Marsal Aguilera and Carlota Royo Mata
Subjects: Feminist economics - Domestic and care work - Care economy - Uses of Time
This book focuses on oikonomy, that is, on the economy of life or the close relationship between work and life. In particular, it analyzes the economy that women have developed. To do so, it is divided into four chapters: Kemit (Egypt), late Roman period (from the 2nd to 5th century AD), the Middle Ages (in Catalonia and Italy, between the 13th and 15th centuries), and Victorian society. In each chapter a different way of understanding the historical work that women have developed with the aim of vindicating and giving the value that deserves the work of care, reproduction and production as fundamental tasks for the support of society.


Author: Various authors. Coordinators: Yolanda Jubeto, Mertxe Larrañaga and Arantxa Rodríguez
Subject: Feminist Economics - Domestic Work and Care - Economy of Care - Uses of Time
Ekonomiaz is a biannual magazine edited since 1985 by the Department of Finance and Economy of the Basque Government and directed by a professional Editorial Board that aims to promote analysis and economic debate with a regional focus and with special attention to the application in the Basque economy. In this issue, dedicated to feminist economics, we want to show an overview of the foundations, thematic axes and debates that feminist economics addresses.

 Los libros de la Catarata, 2011

Author: Various Authors. Cristina Carrasco, Cristina Borderías and Teresa Torns (Ed.)
Subjects: Domestic and care work - Care economics - Uses of time
This book is an anthology of texts that are among the most relevant in the theoretical evolution and conceptualization of care work, written by authors of references of various disciplines such as economics, history and sociology. Addresses core issues surrounding human well-being and social reproduction.


La Oveja Roja, 2014
Author: Diverses Autores. Cristina Carrasco (Ed.)
Subjects: Feminist economics - Domestic and care work - Public policies with a gender perspective.
Several authors introduce the main debates of feminist economics: their theoretical and conceptual path, the importance of time to account for and manage different jobs, non-androcentric indicators, budgets and fiscal policy with a gender perspective, the impacts of the crisis on women and the fit between the feminist economy and the ecological economy.

Institut Català de les Dones, 2007
Author: Cristina Carrasco
Subjects: Domestic work - Accounting - Macroeconomics
This publication presents the need to introduce all the tasks related to domestic work and care in the accounting that is made of the wealth that is generated in a given territory. This exercise makes it possible to visualize the value of these jobs, often carried out by women invisibly in the homes, and to make a political question.

Cambridge University Press, 2014 
Author: Roland Pulsen 
Subjects: Work - uses of the time
On the basis of empirical research expands, the book explores the empty time in the workplace, which is any non-productive time that workers engaged in work or personal relationships. The essay elaborates on the type of labor organization that allows and encourages such attitudes.

Icària, 2011 
Author: Mar Gaya 
Subjects: Equality - work 
Tour of the situation of women in the labor market from access to higher education and to the wage gap or family conciliation. Addressing some of the challenges awaiting the incorporation of women into the labor market.

Barcelona. Ediciones Luciernaga, 2012
Author: Felix Torán 
Subject: Use of the time 
The author shares his experience regarding the time organization, and to distinguish between fake time, intended for our brain to anticipate or remember, by the real time, connection with the present moment that makes us productive and happy.

Barcelona. Anagrama, 2000 
Author: Richard Sennett 
Subjects: Work 
A crucial work for understanding the impact of the changes in the world of work on people's identity. The transition from stable work routines to a new way of life full of uncertainty has changed people's character.

Gijón. Trea, 2007 
Authors: Ulrich Mückenberger 
Subjects: Uses of the time
The author reviews the theoretical parameters of the policies of time and analyses one of the main experiments carried out in German and other European cities.

Barcelona- RBA, 2005 
Author: Carl Honoré 
Subjects: a Use of the time
This book is a key work for understanding the emergence of the slow movement and the interest in seeking alternatives to the frenetic pace of life. The point is to do things more gradually and look for a new balance that challenges the cult of speed.

 [The Breathe of the days. A philosophical reflection on the time and the life]

Barcelona. Paidós, 2009 
Author: Josep M. Esquirol i Calaf 
Subjects: Schedules - uses of the time
"How much time we have left, what living the present means, we have no time for anything, in what sense time can be lost or given […]" The author poses these and other questions about the experience of time.

Madrid. Espasa Calpe, 2007 
Author: María Ángeles Duran 
Subjects: Uses of the time 
In a highly readable style, the author reviews the main problems of the social use of time and suggests alternatives for living in a better society and with time distributed in a more egalitarian manner.

Milano. Feltrinelli, 1991 
Author: Laura Balbo 
Subjects: Family - work 
A precursor in the introduction of time as an object of social analysis, Balbo defends the need to rethink everyday well-being bearing in mind all the aspects that make up the time of life and not just working time.

Madrid. Alianza, 2009 
Author: François Ascher 
Subjects: Uses of the time
While he is in treatment for a cancer, François Ascher writes a series of letters to his family and friends in which he reflects on contemporary society and the rhythms of life in hypermodernity.

Madrid. Ministerio de Asuntos Sociales. Instituto de la Mujer, 1990 
Author: Ramón Ramos Torres 
Subjects: Uses of the 
time|weather One of the first analyses that were carried out in Spain about the uses of the time|weather. Ramos Torres illustrates the existing inequalities between men and women with statistical datum.

Barcelona. Cruïlla, 2002 
Authors: Brigitte Labbé i Michel Puech 
Subjects: Age - uses of the time
Reflections on the use we make of time, suitable for children.

Barcelona. Paidós, 2009 
Author: Daniel Innerarity 
Subjects: Uses of the time 
The domination of urgency forces us to focus on what is immediate and forget about the long term. Governments take decisions about the present and sideline planning. And the citizens believe that politics is no longer capable of building a future for the generations to come.

Barcelona: Hacer, 2007 
Author: Carlos Prieto (ed.) 
Subjects: Personal time - work
A compilation of articles by Spanish, French and Belgian authors about working and personal time and the problems of the division of roles between men and women.