0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > Feminism

Buy Now

The Problem with Work - Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries (Paperback) Loot Price: R542
Discovery Miles 5 420
You Save: R150 (22%)

The Problem with Work - Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries (Paperback)

Kathi Weeks

Series: A John Hope Franklin Center Book

 (sign in to rate)
List price R692 Loot Price R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 You Save R150 (22%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 10 - 15 working days

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 activity. Weeks argues that in taking work as a given, we have "depoliticized" it, or removed it from the realm of political critique. Employment is now largely privatized, and work-based activism in the United States has atrophied. We have accepted waged work as the primary mechanism for income distribution, as an ethical obligation, and as a means of defining ourselves and others as social and political subjects. Taking up Marxist and feminist critiques, Weeks proposes a postwork society that would allow people to be productive and creative rather than relentlessly bound to the employment relation. Work, she contends, is a legitimate, even crucial, subject for political theory.

General

Imprint: Duke University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: A John Hope Franklin Center Book
Release date: September 2011
First published: August 2011
Authors: Kathi Weeks
Dimensions: 235 x 150 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 287
ISBN-13: 978-0-8223-5112-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political ideologies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Work & labour
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political ideologies > Marxism & Communism
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > Feminism
LSN: 0-8223-5112-9
Barcode: 9780822351122

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners