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AFTER WORK A History of the Home and the Fight for Free Time

by | Read by Marisa Calin

Contemporary Culture • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

The authors explore changes that have taken place in the home. American narrator Marisa Calin's accent was influenced by growing up in England. In a British-sounding voice she moves through the basics, slowing down to deliver more emotional words with intimacy. The topics, such as cooking, cleaning, and caregiving, lean toward discussions of gender roles, as well as technological and cultural change. Calin cheerfully rattles off the development of the stove, for example, taking listeners from the days of coal stoves to present-day ranges as she tells how modern conveniences have replaced domestic help. The authors look to a future that might bring such phenomena as guaranteed day care, financial incentives for friends to act as caregivers, and the shaping of tech development in a more female-friendly way. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2023]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2023

CD ISBN 9798200968985 $36.95 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9798200968992 $31.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9798200969036 $16.95


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2023

CD ISBN 9798200968978 $78.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9798200969029 $49.95

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