The Case for Filth. (The New York Times, 12/6/2013)
Young men are doing as much housework as their dads did. So why won’t men pick up a broom? Why won’t they organize a closet? Why can’t housework be converted — as the former burdens of food preparation and child rearing seem to have been for some men — into a source of manly pride and joy? Why would housework be the particular place to stall?
Mentioned in this article.
- "The Dirt on Clean" by Katherine Ashenburg.
- "What is Household Work? A Critique of Assumptions Underlying Empirical Studiesw of Housework and an Alternative Approach." From the Canadian Journal of Sociology.
- [indirectly] "Testing The U-curve: The association between women’s housework and economic dependency". Yale University, Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course.
- "The Role of Occupation." American Journal of Sociology (2012)