Costa, Rosalina Pisco
University of Évora / CEPESE
Rosalina Pisco Costa is a sociologist, Assistant Professor at the University of Évora, and researcher at the CEPESE (Portugal). Her research broadly explores issues of time, space, and emotion in relation to family structures, socio-cultural contexts, and gender dynamics.
Pride and Prejudice in Contemporary Marriages: On the Hidden Constraints to Individualisation at the Crossroad of Tradition and ModernityArticlesIntroductionContemporary theorisations of family often present change in marriage as an icon of deinstitutionalisation (Cherlin). This idea, widely discussed in sociology, has been deepened and extended by Giddens, Beck and Beck-Gernsheim, Beck-Gernsheim and Bauman, considered to be the main architects of the individualisation, detraditionalisation and risk theses...Read more
Cookbooks, High-tech Kitchens, and Gender Culture: Addressing the Sugar and Spice in Contemporary Couple RelationsArticlesIngredients: Men, Women, Modern Kitchens, and the Gender Culture For working couples, the end of the day brings to the middle-class family with children the need to prepare the evening meal. Beyond an instrumental task to be performed, the kitchen space is hereafter the locus where the gender culture becomes visible. Who cooks? How does he/she cook? How good does he/she...Read more