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Debates on the centrality of work

"Beyond the Domestic Labour Debate"

by Molyneux, Maxine (1979)

Abstract

It is nearly a decade since the first texts in the recent domestic labour debate appeared, and since then over fifty articles have been published on the subject of housework in the British and American socialist press alone. 1 This interest in domestic labour has arisen from a wide range of orientations, both feminist and Marxist, yet despite this variety they all involve a common underlying assumption: namely that investigation of this previously neglected topic can contribute to an understanding of women's subordination and to the formulation of …

Keywords

Domestic Labour, Home Economics, Housework, Gendered Labour, Gender Politics, Marxism, Unpaid Work, Labour Power, Family, Capitalism, Monism, Economism, Unemployment, Subordination

Themes

Domestic Labour

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