‘The Invisible Day’

  • Daliany Jerónimo Kersh


‘The Invisible Day’ establishes how women’s domestic duties increased during the Special Period and explores the strategies they devised to better manage their households in the face of extreme scarcities, thus demonstrating how, in their role as principal caregivers, women were disproportionately affected during the crisis. This chapter then explores how there were subtle shifts to gender roles despite current perceptions of a lack of change and also focuses on changes to family dynamics such as more women assuming the role of main breadwinner. By discussing the privatization of domestic labor services, Jerónimo Kersh draws attention to a significant shift in women’s employment for the first time since the revolution.


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  • Daliany Jerónimo Kersh
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  1. 1.Richmond, The American International UniversityLondonUK

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