The organization of household work in same-sex couples
Portuguese Journal of Social Science
In response to the predominance of heteronormativity in the studies on household work, this article explores how this work is organized and shared in same-sex couples. For this purpose, a qualitative study (twenty interviews with homosexual couples) was carried out, examining the imbalances, negotiation process, level of satisfaction and gendered family legacy in the current organization of household work. It was concluded that the absence of the difference in sex in the couple contributed to a more flexible and egalitarian form of negotiating the organization of the tasks. The women tend towards greater specialization in the tasks and the men towards greater delegation – a reflection of gender socialization.
Portugal,Dyad analysis,Gay and lesbian conjugality,Gender regime,Heteronormativity,Household work
Classificação Fields of Science and Technology
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