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Feeding the Family: The Social Organization of Caring as Gendered Work

Feeding the Family: The Social Organization of Caring as Gendered Work (Hardback)

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Housework often trivialized or simply overlooked in public discourse contributes in a complex and essential way to the form that families and societies assume. In this innovative study, Marjorie L. DeVault explores the implications of "feeding the family" from the perspective of those who do that work. Along the way, DeVault offers a new vocabulary for discussing nurturance as a basis of group life and sociability. Drawing from interviews conducted in 1982-83 in a diverse group of American households, DeVault reveals the effort and skill behind the "invisible" work of shopping, cooking, and serving meals. She then shows how this work can become oppressive for women, drawing them into social relations that construct and maintain their subordinate position in household life."

GLBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: The University of Chicago Press Publication Date: 15/10/1991 ISBN-13: 9780226143590  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Marjorie L. DeVault is associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Women's Studies Program at Syracuse University.

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