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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: June 2020

2 - Past and Current Research

from Setting the Stage

Summary

Chapter 2 reviews the extant theory and research on domestic labor including scholarship on relative resources, time availability, gender ideology, national context, and doing gender. It then argues that all of these theories are inadequate to explain how some couples are able to achieve equality, and proposes instead to examine the everyday interactions by which couples undo gender.