Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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260 pages
5.25 x 8.25 inches
September 2009
Print ISBN: 9780889610620


Originally published in 1980, this new edition of More Than a Labour of Love is the first of our Women’s Press Classics series, which celebrates our most enduring titles.

Based on participant observation and in-depth interviews, this book describes the work women do in their homes, caring for children and partners, and maintaining the house. It shows how their lives are shaped by domestic responsibilities and challenges the ways in which their work is neither recognized nor valued. Arguing that the work they do is socially necessary and central to the economy, it calls for a transformation of current social and economic relations.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Domestic Labour in Flin Flon: An Overview of the Study
Chapter Three: Wives and Husbands
Chapter Four: Mothers and Children
Chapter Five: Housewives and Housework
Chapter Six: Making Ends Meet
Chapter Seven: Bread and Roses


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