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Why Who Cleans Counts What Housework Tells Us about American Family Life

by Shannon (George Mason University) Davis, Theodore N (North Carolina University) Greenstein

Why Who Cleans Counts What Housework Tells Us about American Family Life Synopsis

Every household has to perform housework, and researchers know a lot about what predicts who does which chores, drawing frequently from theoretical explanations that highlight the importance of power dynamics. This book moves beyond the existing scholarship by using quantitative, nationally representative survey data to theorize about how power dynamics as reflected in housework performance help us understand broader family variations. The authors investigate how knowing who cleans the house explains how households of differing forms, demographics and compositions operate, both cross-sectionally and over the life course of the household.

Why Who Cleans Counts What Housework Tells Us about American Family Life Press Reviews

Davis and Greenstein have written an important book for family scholars, practitioners, and anyone who is in a relationship and trying to maintain a household. David Maume, University of Cincinnati

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447336754
Publication date: 19th February 2020
Author: Shannon (George Mason University) Davis, Theodore N (North Carolina University) Greenstein
Publisher: Policy Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 184 pages
Categories: Sociology: family & relationships,

About Shannon (George Mason University) Davis, Theodore N (North Carolina University) Greenstein

Shannon N. Davis is Professor of Sociology at George Mason University. She studies the division of household labor and gender ideologies, as well as undergraduate researchers and their mentors. Theodore N. Greenstein is Professor of Sociology at North Carolina State University. His research interests include work and the family, the division of household labor, and maternal employment.

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