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Feeding the family : the social organization of caring as gendered work

Author: Marjorie L DeVault
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Series: Women in culture and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie L DeVault
ISBN: 0226143597 9780226143590 0226143600 9780226143606
OCLC Number: 166268615
Description: xii, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: The work of "feeding a family" --
Doing family meals --
Provisioning --
Constructing the family --
Part two: Organization of the work --
Feeding as "women's work" --
Never done --
Conflict and deference --
Part three: Feeding work and social class --
Affluence and poverty --
The significance of style --
Conclusion --
Appendix: Profiles of named informants.
Series Title: Women in culture and society.
Responsibility: Marjorie L. DeVault.

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