Primary research results

I got 222 results from men, and 234 results from women.

An interesting phenomenon can be seen from the  survey results. 54.05% of men think women can choose whether to become housewives or other professions. It seems that most men are more likely to understand and support their wives and respect this profession. But from the women’s answer, the feedback is very different. For example, a participator said: housewife is a helpless choice, was the contribution to the family and personal sacrifice, should be given due respect. Another participator responded that the life of a housewife is not as easy as others think, the pressure of the children’s education is heavy. But now in our society does not pay enough focus and respect to this group of people. So I hope girls don’t try to be a stay-at-home mom. If want to try it, please just try a period, not for a life.

Reading List 3

1. Chinese Part

玛丽·沃斯通克拉夫特:《女权辩护——关于政治和道德问题的批评》,王瑛译,北京:中央编译 出版社,2006 年。

沈崇麟:《世纪之交的城乡家庭》,北京:中国社会科学文献出版社,1999 年。

束佳:《女性主义社会性别理论发展与本土化》,《湖南科技学院学报》,2010 年第 10 期。

沙吉才:《当代中国妇女家庭地位研究》,天津:天津人民出版社,1995 年。

单艺斌:《当前妇女婚姻家庭地位评价方法浅析》,《财经问题研究》,2001 年第 8 期。 沈奕斐:《被建构的女性》,上海:上海人民出版社,2005 年。

沈奕斐:《后父权时代的中国——城市家庭内部权力关系变迁与社会》,《广西民族大学学报》,2009 年第6期。

2. English Part

Felix Buhlmann,”the division of labour among European Couples”, Oxford Journals,vol.26 no.1.(Feb 2009)

Mary Holmes,”Gender and everyday life”, Routledge Park Press, 2009

Mariame Ferber, “the value of housewife’s time”, The Journal of Human Resources,vol.17 no.3(.Jul 1982)

Maria Laura, “I’m not just a housewife: gendered roles and identities in the Home-based hospitality enterprise”, gender, work &organization, vol.15.no.4.(Feb 2008)