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Travail domestique : des classes populaires conservatrices ?

Abstract : Domestic Work: Is the Working Class Conservative? This article studies the way in which men and women from the working class perceive the unequal division of domestic work and react to it. Based both on statistical data and on 17 monographies of heterosexual couples with children, it argues that the historical period between the 1980s and today is less characterized by a permanent and positive attachment of the working class to a strict division of gendered roles than by a slow differentiation of conceptions in the field of domestic work within those classes. Attachment to a strict gendered division of labor is mostly found among the most destitute layers. Stabilized households of the working class tend to forsake this division through a modest, but accrued participation of male workers and employees.
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Marie Cartier, Muriel Letrait, Matéo Sorin. Travail domestique : des classes populaires conservatrices ?. Travail, genre et sociétés, L'Harmattan/La découverte, 2018, Ménages populaires, 1 (39), pp.63-81. ⟨10.3917/tgs.039.0063⟩. ⟨halshs-02001253⟩



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