“The Family as the Locus of Gender, Class, and Political Struggle” by Heidi
Analyze the article “The Family as the Locus of Gender, Class, and Political Struggle: The Example of Housework” by Heidi I. Hartmann.
Overall question the reading addresses is – what is the puzzle the authors are trying to examine? Often, they set this up by showing what is missing from existing ways of understanding something. Is this based on the author’s original research? If so, what type of evidence do they use (e.g., interviews, historical evidence, ethnography, statistical data)? What is the main argument of the work? How does the author think their argument changes what we know or how we should conceptualize things?