Title

Women, Work, and Food: The Renegotiation of Food Work in the Family

Date

5-30-2013 10:00 AM

Location

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 235

Department

Sociology

Session Chair

Dean Braa

Session Title

Research and Praxis in Sociology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dean Braa

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Previous research supports the idea that women continue to be the primary food providers within the family. This study seeks to determine if the increasing number of women returning to work results in a renegotiation of the household division of labor between partners in the kitchen. Interviews with 22 working women suggest that women tend to remain the primary food providers even if both partners work. Evidence also points to a sense of failure and inadequacy felt among working women who feel they cannot accomplish their responsibilities to their maximum potential.

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May 30th, 10:00 AM

Women, Work, and Food: The Renegotiation of Food Work in the Family

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 235

Previous research supports the idea that women continue to be the primary food providers within the family. This study seeks to determine if the increasing number of women returning to work results in a renegotiation of the household division of labor between partners in the kitchen. Interviews with 22 working women suggest that women tend to remain the primary food providers even if both partners work. Evidence also points to a sense of failure and inadequacy felt among working women who feel they cannot accomplish their responsibilities to their maximum potential.