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Erotic Capital:The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom by Catherine Hakim

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CHAPTER 5
Modern Romance: How Erotic Capital Changes Relationships
Relationships are not always what they seem. Rania and her husband Mohammed are modern Palestinians who choose to live in London, but they still operate under a rigid separation of roles. He is highly educated and earns the money, working long hours in a specialist business that routinely takes him away from home, but he resents any interference or involvement in his control of financial matters. Rania has only a high school education, and she gave up work as soon as she married. She has no plans to return to paid work, even though she enjoyed the job she had before she married. Rania dedicates herself to being the perfect wife and mother and an elegant hostess when they entertain. ...

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