WORK: THE LABORS OF LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND HISTORY IN NORTH AMERICA
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WORK: THE LABORS OF LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND HISTORY IN NORTH AMERICA

Código de artículo:
E1000850714
Editorial:
NARR FRANCKE ATTEMPTO VERLAG
Fecha edición:
Materia
Libros para Todos
ISBN:
9783823395027
Formato:
PDF
Idioma:
Inglés
Tipo de libro:
Ebook
DRM
Si

Like all fundamental categories, work becomes ever more complex as we examine it more closely. The terms "work," "labor," "job," "employment," "occupation," "profession," "vocation," "task," "toil," "effort," "pursuit," and "calling" form a dense web of overlapping and contrasting meanings. Moreover, the analysis of work must contend with how histories of class struggle, gendered and sexual divisions of labor, racial hierarchies, and citizenship regimes have determined who counts as a worker and qualifies for the rights, protections, and social respect thereof. And yet waged work is only the tip of an enormous iceberg that feminist theorists call "socially reproductive labor"?the gendered, mostly unpaid, and hidden work of caring for, feeding, nursing, and teaching the next generation of workers. This collection of essays explores the richness of work as a linguistic, cultural, and historical concept and the conjunctures that are changing work and its worlds.

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