Undoing gender: Different cultures, similar stories.

Deutsch, Francine and Gaunt, Ruth (2020) Undoing gender: Different cultures, similar stories. In: Creating equality at home: How 25 couples around the globe share housework and childcare. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, pp. 345-365. ISBN 978-1108708845

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This chapter describes the ways in which couples undo gender by resisting the mandate for men to prioritize paid work while women prioritize care. In contrast, in diverse cultures couples created equality when men forged an unconventional relation to paid work (e.g., working part-time or passing up promotions that interfere with family life), when they took on stereotypically maternal care tasks (e.g., diapering and comforting), when women freely shared the “maternal” role, when they insisted that their jobs/careers were as important as their partners’, and when couples shared housework.

Keywords:Gender, paid work, maternal, housework, career equity
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C880 Social Psychology
L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:44638
Deposited On:29 Apr 2021 11:49

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