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Titolo:
Some conceptualisations and meanings of domestic labour
Autore:
Sikic-Micanovic, L;
Indirizzi:
Inst Social Sci Ivo Pilar, Zagreb, Croatia Inst Social Sci Ivo Pilar Zagreb Croatia Sci Ivo Pilar, Zagreb, Croatia
Titolo Testata:
DRUSTVENA ISTRAZIVANJA
fascicolo: 4-5, volume: 10, anno: 2001,
pagine: 731 - 766
SICI:
1330-0288(200107/10)10:4-5<731:SCAMOD>2.0.ZU;2-U
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
DIVISION-OF-LABOR; DUAL-EARNER FAMILIES; SEX-ROLE ATTITUDES; HOUSEHOLD LABOR; MARITAL SATISFACTION; WOMENS WORK; CHILD-CARE; HUSBANDS PARTICIPATION; GENDER EQUALITY; MENS WORK;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
183
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Sikic-Micanovic, L Inst Social Sci Ivo Pilar, Zagreb, Croatia Inst Social Sci Ivo Pilar Zagreb Croatia eb, Croatia
Citazione:
L. Sikic-Micanovic, "Some conceptualisations and meanings of domestic labour", DRUS ISTRAZ, 10(4-5), 2001, pp. 731-766

Abstract

In this article, it is suggested that the definitions and conceptualisations of domestic labour should emphasise that if is productive, involving many different types of work and that it is also about constructing 'proper' and 'appropriate' gender relations. An overview of studies, mostly from Anglo Saxon contexts, show that unpaid domestic labour is persistently segregated by gender and continues to be, in practice, mainly 'women's work'. The implications, meanings and consequences of this are outlined as well as a number of explanations that elucidate why inequitable divisions of labour within the home are considered to be fair. If is concluded that the gendered division of domestic labour is not based on a static agreement between individuals but rather should be viewed as a way to 'do gender' that also produces appropriate gender relations. Clearly, these relations as interpersonal processes in combination with prevailing discourses (in the media, community, and government policies) constitute, maintain and enhance a gendered division of labour within a particular context. Thus, to avoid generalisationsas household tasks convey social meanings about masculinity and femininity, if is important to understand that conceptualisations, meanings and values vary according to historical, socio-cultural contexts such that a universalising framework is inappropriate.

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