Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating by Moira Weigel
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Lines like “I’ll pick you up at six” made sense at a time when people had jobs that started and ended at fixed hours. But in an age of contract work and flextime, many of us have become sexual freelancers, more likely to text a partner “u still up?” Weaving together over one hundred years of history with scenes from the contemporary landscape, Labor of Love offers a fresh feminist perspective on how we came to date the ways we do. This isn't a guide to “getting the guy.” There are no ridiculous “rules” to follow. Instead, Weigel helps us understand how looking for love shapes who we are―and hopefully leads us closer to the happy ending that dating promises.
- Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Reprint edition (August 22, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0374536953
- ISBN-13 : 978-0374536954
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.49 x 0.86 x 8.28 inches