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The problem with work : feminism, Marxism, antiwork politics, and postwork imaginaries

Author: Kathi Weeks
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2011.
Series: John Hope Franklin Center book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Problem with Work, Kathi Weeks boldly challenges the presupposition that work, or waged labor, is inherently a social and political good. While progressive political movements, including the Marxist and feminist movements, have fought for equal pay, better work conditions, and the recognition of unpaid work as a valued form of labor, even they have tended to accept work as a naturalized or inevitable  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathi Weeks
ISBN: 9780822350965 0822350963 9780822351122 0822351129
OCLC Number: 700406682
Notes: "A John Hope Franklin Center Book."
Description: 287 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Mapping the work ethic --
Marxism, productivism, and the refusal of work --
Working demands : from wages for housework to basic income --
"Hours for what we will": work, family, and the demand for shorter hours --
The future is now: utopian demands and the temporalities --
Of hope --
Epilogue: a life beyond work.
Series Title: John Hope Franklin Center book.
Responsibility: Kathi Weeks.
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The Problem with Work develops a Marxist feminist critique of the structures and ethics of work, as well as a perspective for imagining a life no longer subordinated to them.  Read more...

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"Faced with the neoliberal fiat that market values now define what is valuable as such, and that now, more than ever, work is the sole aim for which we all must live, Kathi Weeks stares back without Read more...

 
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