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The Time-and-Possessions Equation: or, why hire help?

When we’re not working, are we still working? That is to say, is paid work the only work there is? Of course not. Unpaid work — in the form of caregiving, kinkeeping, and maintaining home, body, and relationships – is essential for life. These tasks tend to be invisible until they come in conflict with […]

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„Gender and Work“ class visits the Do-It-Yourself Revolution, Museum of Communication

The Frankfurt Museum of Communication had a special exhibit called the Do-It-Yourself Revolution this winter, ending in February 2012. Our „Work and Gender“ class attended one Tuesday afternoon in January to look at the exhibits with special attention to the gendered aspects of unpaid work. Students took special note of the various aspects and wrote […]

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Christmas as kin work — and its opposite

write this Blog in honor of all those who spend this Christmas in the active, exhausting, important work of “kinkeeping” and also those who spend, for any reason, this most sacred “family time” of the year alone. My students were shocked at first when I introduced the concept of kinkeeping or kin-work as a third […]

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Job-related spatial mobility and gender relations in Germany and Poland

by Heather Hofmeister, Lena Hünefeld, Celina Proch. We examine the self-reported division of housework and childcare in Germany and Poland considering the job-related spatial mobility within dual-earner couples who are living in a household together with a partner, using 2007 data from the Job Mobility and Family Lives Project. We find that men who are […]

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