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Sleepers Wake! The Gendered Nature of Sleep Disruption among Mid-life Women

Abstract:

This article provides a window onto the gendered nature of our lives through the study of sleep. Drawing on empirical data from focus groups and audio sleep diaries, the article explores sleep from the perspective of mid-life women. It shows that sleep is a socially patterned phenomenon which reflects the gendered nature of women's multiple roles and responsibilities. For many women in mid-life, the reality of sleep is one of disruption, with the bedroom becoming an 'invisible workplace' in w...

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10.1177/00380385030374004

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Journal:
Sociology
Volume:
37
Issue:
4
Pages:
695-711
Publication date:
2003-11-05
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EISSN:
0000-0000
ISSN:
0038-0385
URN:
uuid:d71437dd-17c0-4dbe-ace6-d1fc7ffbeb0f
Source identifiers:
351690
Local pid:
pubs:351690
Language:
English
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