Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447349426 Published February 2019 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447346166 Published October 2018 For sale in North and South America only

The Sociology of Housework

Ann Oakley

The Sociology of Housework

Ann Oakley

Distributed for Bristol University Press

270 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447349426 Published February 2019 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447346166 Published October 2018 For sale in North and South America only
In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed sociologist Ann Oakley undertook one of the first serious sociological studies to examine women’s work in the home. She interviewed forty urban housewives and analyzed their perceptions of housework, their feelings of monotony and fragmentation, the length of their working week, the importance of standards and routines, and their attitudes to different household tasks. Most women, irrespective of social class, were dissatisfied with housework, an important finding which contrasted with prevailing views. Importantly, too, she showed how the neglect of research on domestic work was linked to the inbuilt sexism of sociology. This classic book challenged the hitherto neglect of housework as a topic worthy of study and paved the way for the sociological study of many more aspects of women’s lives.
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