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Crunch time: how married couples confront unemployment

Rao, Aliya Hamid ORCID: 0000-0003-0674-4206 (2020) Crunch time: how married couples confront unemployment. University of California Press, Oakland, CA. ISBN 9780520298606

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Abstract

In Crunch Time, Aliya Hamid Rao gets up close and personal with college-educated, unemployed men, women, and spouses to explain how comparable men and women have starkly different experiences of unemployment. Traditionally gendered understandings of work—that it’s a requirement for men and optional for women—loom large in this process, even for marriages that had been not organized in gender-traditional ways. These beliefs serve to make men’s unemployment an urgent problem, while women’s unemployment—cocooned within a narrative of staying at home—is almost a non-issue. Crunch Time reveals the minutiae of how gendered norms and behaviors are actively maintained by spouses at a time when they could be dismantled, and how gender is central to the ways couples react to and make sense of unemployment.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520298606/crunch-...
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2022 09:39
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2022 09:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/115976

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