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The Resource All the rage : mothers, fathers, and the myth of equal partnership, Darcy Lockman

All the rage : mothers, fathers, and the myth of equal partnership, Darcy Lockman

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All the rage : mothers, fathers, and the myth of equal partnership
Title
All the rage
Title remainder
mothers, fathers, and the myth of equal partnership
Statement of responsibility
Darcy Lockman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In a culture that pays lip service to women's equality and lauds the benefits of father involvement, does the commitment to fairness in marriage melt away upon the arrival of children? Lockman examines why, in households where both parents work full time and agree that tasks should be equally shared, mothers' household management, mental labor, and childcare contributions still outweigh fathers'. If so many couples are living this way, and so many women are angered or just exhausted by it, why do we remain so stuck? -- adapted from jacket
  • "Why do men do so little at home? Why do women do so much? Why don't our egalitarian values match our lived experiences? Journalist-turned-psychologist Darcy Lockman offers a clear-eyed look at the most pernicious problem facing modern parents--how progressive relationships become traditional ones when children are introduced into the household. In an era of seemingly unprecedented feminist activism, enlightenment, and change, data shows that one area of gender inequality stubbornly persists: the disproportionate amount of parental work that falls on women, no matter their background, class, or professional status. All the Rage investigates the cause of this pervasive inequity to answer why, in households where both parents work full-time and agree that tasks should be equally shared, mothers' household management, mental labor, and childcare contributions still outweigh fathers'. How, in a culture that pays lip service to women's equality and lauds the benefits of father involvement--benefits that extend far beyond the well-being of the kids themselves--can a commitment to fairness in marriage melt away upon the arrival of children? Counting on male partners who will share the burden, women today have been left with what political scientists call unfulfilled, rising expectations. Historically these disappointed expectations lie at the heart of revolutions, insurgencies, and civil unrest. If so many couples are living this way, and so many women are angered or just exhausted by it, why do we remain so stuck? Where is our revolution, our insurgency, our civil unrest? Darcy Lockman drills deep to find answers, exploring how the feminist promise of true domestic partnership almost never, in fact, comes to pass. Starting with her own marriage as a ground-zero case study she moves outward, detailing the experiences of a diverse cross section of women raising children with men; visiting new-mothers' groups and pioneering co-parenting specialists; and interviewing experts across academic fields, from gender studies professors and anthropologists to neuroscientists and primatologists. Lockman identifies three tenets that have upheld the cultural gender division of labor and peels back the ways in which both men and women unintentionally perpetuate old norms. If we can all agree that equal pay for equal work should be a given, can the same apply to unpaid work? Can justice finally come home?"--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lockman, Darcy
Dewey number
306.874
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ755.8
LC item number
.L635 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parents
  • Work and family
  • Sex role
  • Equality
  • Motherhood
  • Parenting
  • Sexual division of labor
Label
All the rage : mothers, fathers, and the myth of equal partnership, Darcy Lockman
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Publication
Copyright
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  • 31223134253393
  • 31223134253385
  • 31223134253344
  • 31223134253377
  • 31223134253351
  • 31223134253369
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 281-320) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The problem that has no name -- On how life is -- The naturalistic fallacy -- We are raised to be two different kinds of people -- The default parent -- 24-hour lifelong shifts of unconditional love -- Successful male resistance -- What are we trying to achieve?
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780062861443
Lccn
2019017570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1090830388
Label
All the rage : mothers, fathers, and the myth of equal partnership, Darcy Lockman
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223134253393
  • 31223134253385
  • 31223134253344
  • 31223134253377
  • 31223134253351
  • 31223134253369
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 281-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The problem that has no name -- On how life is -- The naturalistic fallacy -- We are raised to be two different kinds of people -- The default parent -- 24-hour lifelong shifts of unconditional love -- Successful male resistance -- What are we trying to achieve?
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780062861443
Lccn
2019017570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1090830388

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