Home as a Workplace in the Lives of Women

  • Sherry Boland Ahrentzen
Part of the Human Behavior and Environment book series (HUBE, volume 12)


An advertisement in the New York Times Magazine proclaims her as the “New Traditionalist.” She—the mother, presumably—stands with her arms around her two young children. They are surrounded by the emblems of a clean, cozy, safe, expensive home. The caption reads:

Her children think she’s a little old-fashioned. They’re right. She’s Monica Simon, New Traditionalist—and here she is right at the center of her world. She loves to cook. She loves family dinners. She loves Christmas so much that she spends a whole week trimming the tree. She also loves her job—because it lets her contribute financially to the “family structure.”


Black Woman Domestic Work Place Attachment Domestic Service Social Ideology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sherry Boland Ahrentzen
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  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA

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