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Title Home sweat home : perspectives on housework and modern relationships / edited by Elizabeth Patton, Mimi Choi
Published Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 260 pages) : illustrations
Contents Hung out to dry : laundry advertising and the American woman, 1890-1920 / by Kristi Branham -- Snapshot photography, women's domestic work and the 'Kodak moment' 1910s-60s / by Nicola Goc -- From chimney sweeps to house elves : housework, subject formation, agency, and British children's fantasy literature 1863-2007 / by Hannah Swamidoss -- Appliance reliance : domestic technologies and the depersonalization of housework in postwar American speculative fiction / by Andrea Krafft -- Making easier the lives of our housewives : visions of domestic technology in the kitchen debate / by Nicole Williams Barnes -- Supernatural housework : magic and domesticity in 1960s television / by Kristi Rowan Humphreys -- Every day should be like sunny weather : Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon Channel Carol Channing to resolve the politics of housework for a new generation of parents / by Mimi Choi -- Spaces of masculinity and work : bringing men back into the domestic sphere / by Elizabeth Patton -- Kauering Home in Ang Lee's The wedding banquet / by Gust A. Yep and Ryan Lescure -- Good luck raising the modern family : analyzing portrayals of sexual division of labor and socioeconomic class on family sitcoms / by Nancy E. Bressler -- No longer whistling while you work? Reanimating the cult of domesticity in the incredibles / by Christopher Holliday -- I couldn't do it without her : big love, sister wives, and housework / by Rita M. Jones
Summary Coeditors Elizabeth Patton and Mimi Choi argue that an in-depth examination of media images of housework from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century is long overdue. Modern depictions often imply that certain concerns can be resolved through excessive domesticity, reflecting some of the complicated and unfinished issues of second-wave feminism. Home Sweat Home: Perspectives on Housework and Modern Relationships reveals how widespread the cultural image of “perfect” housewives and the invisibility of household labor were in the past and remain today. In this collection of essays, contributors explore the construction of women as homemakers and the erasure of household labor from the middle-class home in popular representations of housework. They concentrate on such matters as the impact of second-wave feminism on families and gender relations; of popular culture-especially in film, television, magazines, and advertising-on our views of what constitutes home life and gender relations; and of changing views of sexuality and masculinity within the domestic sphere. Home Sweat Home will interest students and scholars of gender, cultural, media, and communication studies; sociology; and American history and appeal to anyone curious about housework, gender relations and popular culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-245) and index
Notes Text in English
Description based on print version record
Subject Homemakers.
Second-wave feminism.
Form Electronic book
Author Choi, Mimi, 1963- editor
Patton, Elizabeth, 1975- editor
ISBN 1442229705 (electronic bk.)
9781442229709 (electronic bk.)
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