More than a labour of love : three generations of women's work in the home / Meg Luxton.
By: Luxton, Meg.Material type: BookCall no.: HQ1455 .L89 1980Series: Women's Press domestic labour series: Publication: Toronto : Women's Press, ©1980Description: 260 p. : ill.ISBN: 0889610622 (pbk.); 9780889610620 (pbk.).Subject(s): Housewives -- Canada -- Longitudinal studies | Wives -- Canada -- Longitudinal studies | Mothers -- Canada -- Longitudinal studies | Home economics -- Canada -- Longitudinal studies
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-260).
Chapter one Introduction -- The working-class household -- The family household and the sexual division of labour -- Women's domestic labour -- Chapter two Domestic labour in Flin Flon: an overview of the study -- Flin Flon as a case study -- Stabilization: the third generation, 1960-1977 -- Doing the study -- Chapter three Wives and husbands -- Wage labour and domestic labour -- Love and affection -- Sexuality -- Family violence is a hateful thing -- Meeting woman's needs -- Chapter four Mother and children -- Changes in motherwork -- The contradictions of mothering -- From cradle to empty nest: the rhythms of motherwork -- Conception -- Pregnancy and childbirth -- Infancy -- Preschoolers -- Schoolaged children
Chapter five Housewives and housework -- Schedules and plans: the rhythms of housework -- Procuring housework supplies -- Technical change and the organization of labour -- Conclusions -- Chapter six Making ends meet -- Wages as an instrument of consumption -- From wages to housekeeping money -- consumption management -- Taking in work -- Going out to work -- The double day of labour -- Reproduction of labour power on a daily basis -- Reproduction of labour power on a Generational basis -- Housework -- The working conditions of domestic labour -- Chapter seven Bread and roses -- Facing the problem -- Fighting back -- The woman's liberation movement -- Out from the kitchen -- Into the community -- Links with the unions -- The rising of the woman.
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