Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment

Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment

by Aliya Hamid Rao

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520298606
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 06/09/2020
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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