By Lake Lui
In chinese language societies the place either “money” and “gender” confer strength, can a woman’s financial luck relative to her husband’s result in a extra equivalent department of loved ones exertions? Lui’s qualitative learn of “status-reversed” Hong Kong households, in which other halves earn greater than their husbands, examines how re-negotiate loved ones exertions in ways in which perpetuate male dominance in the family members even if the normal gender expectation that “men rule outdoors, ladies rule within” (nanzhuwai, nuzhunei) is challenged. Going past the dyadic negotiation of loved ones exertions, this significant learn additionally explores the position of “third parties,” specifically the undefined’ youngsters and fogeys, who actively motivate to comply to standard gender norms, thereby reproducing an unequal department of family exertions. dependent upon the studies of households with stay-at-home dads, Lui extra identifies a brand new mechanism of deconstructing gender, in which concertedly build new norms of "work" and "gender" that they retain via day-by-day interactions to slot their unusual relative profits. hence, there are sparks of desire that both men and ladies will be liberated from a collection of conventional social norms. Re-negotiating Gender: loved ones department of work while She Earns greater than He Does is key analyzing within the fields of relations and gender experiences, sociology, psychology, and East Asian studies.
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Re-negotiating Gender: Household Division of Labor when She Earns More than He Does by Lake Lui