Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Housewives’ Work / Mothers’ Work: The Changing Position of Housework in Dutch Society

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

It is certainly true that housework requires a wide range of skills and is made up of different types of duties. The tasks that come to mind under the rubric of "housework" typically include cooking, washing, and cleaning, but each of these encompasses a series of sub-tasks. Importantly, however, the types of housework that have symbolic links with child raising will also vary, depending on the particular society and the era. Thus, this chapter sheds light on domestic labor that tends to be categorized under the general term "housework" due to its ordinary, everyday nature, and to take another look at it in the specific cultural context of individual societies. It provides an overview of the changing positions, values, and practices of housework in The Netherlands with particular emphasis on the two aspects of such domestic tasks: housewives' work and mothers' work.

Keywords: changing positions; housewives' work; housework; mothers' work; Netherlands

10.1163/9789004258082_003
/content/books/b9789004258082s003
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Asian Women and Intimate Work — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation