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

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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 ...

Feeding the Family: The Social Organization of Caring as Gendered Work 1994, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226143606

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Feeding the Family: The Social Organization of Caring as Gendered Work 1991, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226143590

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