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Homeward bound : why women are embracing the new domesticity

Author: Emily Matchar
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
An investigation into the societal impact of intelligent, high-achieving women who are honing traditional homemaking skills traces emerging trends in sophisticated crafting, cooking and farming that are reshaping the roles of women.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Matchar
ISBN: 9781451665444 145166544X 9781451665451 1451665458
OCLC Number: 800031931
Description: x, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The pull of domesticity in an era of anxiety --
From angels in the house to crunchy domestic goddesses: the history of "women's work" --
June Cleaver 2.0: bloggers and the rise of domestic chic --
Knit your own job: Etsy and the new handmade culture --
Cupcake feminists, hipster jam canners, and "femivores": the rise of the DIY food culture --
DIY parenthood --
The emergence of the "hipster homemaker": how new domesticity appeals to a generation of mothers unhappy with the workplace --
A woman's (and a man's) place is in the home after all: the rise of homesteading --
Strange bedfellows: how new domesticity brings together liberals and conservatives, atheists and evangelicals, Mormon moms and radical queers, the rural poor and the urban rich --
Take-home points for the homeward bound: lessons of new domesticity.
Responsibility: by Emily Matchar.


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"This book heralds a revolution in the attitudes and values of our society and will certainly divide public opinion in general and women in particular." -- Elisabeth Badinter * bestselling author of Read more...

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