Title:Wifework : What Marriage Really Means for Women
Price:AUD$6.00 (about USD$4.80)
Publisher:The Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, 2001
The Text Publishing Company, 2001, Soft cover, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st
269 pages. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Items are shipped same day or next business day and are shipped directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: Men get one thing from marriage that women never do. They get wives.' Husbands and wives may say they are committed to equality. Yet, whether employed or not, wives still perform an astounding share of the physical, emotional and organisational labour in marriage - everything from housework to 'sex work'. 'Wifework' is shorthand for this relentless routine of husband maintenance. Women today initiate three-quarters of all divorces. Wifework, Maushart argues, lies at the core of their disillusionment. If family life is worth saving, wifework will have to go. And that means rewriting the job description to make marriage more equitable, less exhausting and more fun for women. In this compulsively readable book, Susan Maushart documents the wifework dilemma and explores its consequences for all the stakeholders: men, women and children alike. "Wifework" is funny, lucid, provocative and inspirational. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Divorce, Family Relationships, Marriage; ISBN: 1876485817. ISBN/EAN: 9781876485818. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0000705.