Familiar Exploitation: A New Analysis of Marriage in Contemporary Western Societies (Family Life Series) (Paperback)
This important new book creates new terms for thinking about genderand generational relationships. In so doing it recasts conventionalunderstandings of the family as an institution for organizinglabour and consumption.
Delphy and Leonard present their wide-ranging theoreticaldiscussion alongside a comparative study of the family in urban andrural areas. Theoretical innovation is consistently matched byempirical analysis of the family in diverse settings.
About the Author
Diana Leonard has been active in women's movement journals, libraries, conferences and campaigns for nearly twenty years.