The Approaching Obsolescence Of Housework: Black Girl

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The final chapter of Davis’ book entitled "The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working-Class Perspective," is somewhat perplexing. Like most of the book it contains intriguing concepts, yet it is uncharacteristically poorly argued. Davis asserts that housework is fruitless drudgery, that only serves to, Her argument rests on the example of the main character in Ousmane Sembene 's film, Black Girl, who "is so over- whelmed by her despair that she chooses suicide over an indefinite destiny of cooking, sweeping, dusting and scrubbing"(237). This is unconvincing, because Davis does not consider that the main character was a socially alienated Senegalese women living in France who perhaps committed suicide in order to
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