Familiar Exploitation

Familiar Exploitation : New Analysis of Marriage in Contemporary Western Societies

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Aiming to create new terms for thinking about gender and generational relationships, this book recasts conventional understandings of the family as an institution for organizing labour and consumption. The authors' theoretical discussion is presented alongside a comparative study of the family in rural and urban areas.show more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 31.75mm | 589.67g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745608582
  • 9780745608587

Table of contents

Feminism and the family. Part 1 Critical perspectives: part of capitalism - accounts of womens' oppression in the family by traditional Marxists; still part of capitalism? Marxist feminist accounts of the family. Part 2 A new theoretical approach to the western family: housework, household work and family work; the family as an economic system - introduction and common misconceptions; the family as an economic system - theoretical outline. Part 3 Empirical studies: factory workers' families in England; farm families in France; the variety of work done by wives; conclusion.show more

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