Gendered Power Relations among Women: A Study of Household Decision Making in Black, Lesbian Stepfamilies

  title={Gendered Power Relations among Women: A Study of Household Decision Making in Black, Lesbian Stepfamilies},
  author={Mignon R. Moore},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={335 - 356}
  • M. Moore
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Economics
  • American Sociological Review
Same-sex partners' familial expectations, including the division of household labor, are not well-understood in the existing research—research that largely references the experiences of white, middle- and upper-income lesbians who develop relationships with egalitarian goals. This article uses qualitative and survey research methods to evaluate the common view that two elements of feminist egalitarian ideology—economic independence and the equal distribution of housework and childrearing—are… 

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