For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

The Problem with Work

by Weeks, Kathi (2011)

Key Passage

In this book, the label "work" will refer to productive cooperation organized around, but not necessarily confined to, the privileged model of waged labor. What counts as work, which forms of productive activity will be included and how each will be valued, are a matter of historical dispute. Certainly the questions of whether or not various forms of productive activity - including some unwaged forms - will be recognized as workand at what rate they will be compensated have long been at the forefront of class, race, and gender struggles in and beyond the United States. (p.14)


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Feminist Critiques of Work Centrality, Post-Work Society, Kathi Weeks, Concepts of Work



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