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The post-Fordist sexual contract : working and living in contingency

Author: Lisa Adkins; Maryanne Dever
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
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This collection analyzes shifting relationships between gender and labour in post-Fordist times. Contingency creates a sexual contract in which attachments to work, mothering, entrepreneurship and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Adkins; Maryanne Dever
ISBN: 9781137495532 1137495537
OCLC Number: 932573893
Description: x, 217 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Contingent Labour And The Rewriting Of The Sexual Contract; Lisa Adkins PART I. WORK READINESS, EMPLOYABILITY AND EXCESSIVE ATTACHMENTS 2. Future Investments: Gender Transition As A Socio-Economic Event; Dan Irving 3. Self-Appreciation And The Value Of Employability: Integrating Un(Der)Employed Immigrants In Post-Fordist Canada; Kori Allan 4. Caught In A Bad Romance? Affective Attachments In Contemporary Academia; Mona Mannevuo PART II. REWRITING THE DOMESTIC, NEW FORMS OF WORK, AND ASSET-BASED FUTURES 5. Micro-Enterprise As Work-Life 'Magical Solution'; Susan Luckman 6. Laptops And Playpens: 'Mommy Bloggers' And Visions Of Household Work; Jessica Taylor 7. The Financialisation Of Social Reproduction: Domestic Labour And Promissory Value; Lisa Adkins; Maryanne Dever PART III. DISPOSSESSION, FAMILISM, AND THE LIMITS OF REGULATION 8. Negotiating Job Quality In Contracted Out Services: An Israeli Institutional Ethnography; Orly Benjamin 9. Sex, Class and CCTV: The Covert Surveillance of Paid Homecare Workers; Lydia Hayes 10. The Lie Which Is Not One: Biopolitics In The Migrant Domestic Workers Market In Turkey; Ayse Akalin
Responsibility: edited by Lisa Adkins, Maryanne Dever.


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"What does the sexual contract look like in times of contingency and precarity? How is contemporary post-Fordist capitalism rewriting the regulatory ideals of earlier eras? These are questions that Read more...

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