References for Theme: Care Work
- Allen, Davina
- Anteby, Michel; Chan, Curtis
- Bear, Julia B; Pittinsky, Todd L
- Bezanson, Kate; Luxton, Meg
Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-Liberalism
"Social reproduction, when valued by the market, is gendered, often racialized, and poorly remunerated. Where states no longer provided support and where purchasing services on the market was not feasible, the burden of providing additional care and work fell onto families, especially women. In Ontario under the Conservatives (1995-2003), this familializing and individualizing thrust was underlined by a rhetoric about family values and a nostalgic idealization of motherhood and community. As material supports for communities and families were cut, this family ideology blamed families--and mothers in particular--for failing to take responsibility for their members." p. 6
- Boris, Eileen
"When Work Is Slavery"
'At a time when organized feminism concentrated on the Equal Rights Amendment, welfare activists insisted on their right to the resources necessary to mother. They demanded, as a New Jersey activist put it, "help in the areas of emergency food, furniture, moving monies, or help with other normal problems confronting Welfare families, given their inadequate income and circumstances." She exclaimed: "We are not unfit mothers, but neither are we magicians; we do not get adequate monies or supportive services to begin with, in order to have a budget at all."' p. 37
- Boulding, Elise
- Brenner, J
- Brenner, Johanna
(p.142) "Instead of a political focus on protecting and supporting families, we should argue for expanding, supporting, and reviving communities, and investing resources in local, democratically-controlled institutions for providing care. The entry (both chosen and forced) of women into paid work has drastically undermined the basis for traditional community: the unpaid labour of women. The crisis of care-giving and the burdens on individual family households are a compelling point of entry for a pre-figurative politics which proposes new kinds of sharing relationships and new kinds of public places: like co-housing, community gardens, day-care co-operatives, democratized schools and recreation centres, etc." p....
- Corney, Barbara
"Aggression in the workplace: a study of horizontal violence utilising Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenology"
- Daniels, Arlene Kaplan
- De Beauvoir, Simone
The Second Sex
(p.68) to give birth and to breast-feed are not activities but natural functions; they do not involve a project,which is why the woman finds no motive there to claim a higher meaning for her existence;she passively submits to her biological destiny. Because housework alone is compatible withthe duties of motherhood, she is condemned to domestic labor, which locks her intorepetition and immanence; day after day it repeats itself in identical form from century tocentury; it produces nothing new.
- DeVault, Marjorie L
- Ehrenreich, Barbara; Hochschild, Arlie Russell
- England, Paula
- Fallon, Kathleen Mary
- Federici, Silvia
- Ferree, Myra Marx
- Finch, Janet
- Folbre, Nancy
- Fortunati, Polda
- Fraser, Nancy
- Freshwater, Dawn; Cahill, Jane; Esterhuizen, Philip; Muncey, Tessa; Smith, Helen
- Gheaus, Anca
- Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Women and Economics
(p.129) Maternal energy is the force through which have come into the world both love and industry. It is through the tireless activity of this desire, the mother’s wish to serve the young, that she began the first of the arts and crafts whereby we live. While the male savage was still a mere hunter and fighter, expressing masculine energy, the katabolic force, along its essential line, expanding, scattering, the female savage worked out in equally natural ways the conserving force of female energy. She gathered together and saved nutrition for the child, as the germ-cell gathers and saves nutrition in...
- Glenn, Evelyn Nakan; Chang, Grace; Forcey, Linda Rennie
- Himmelweit, Susan
- Hirata, Helena
- Hochschild, Arlie
- Hochschild, Arlie Russell
- Hochschild, Arlie; Machung, Anne
- Hutchison, Kirsten
- Kain, Philip J
"Marx, Housework, and Alienation"
(p.122) For Marx, there is a crucial distinction that must be made between the concept of alienation and the related (but not identical) concepts of domination and oppression. Although all forms of alienation involve oppression or domination, it is not the case that all forms of domination or oppression involve alienation. One can be dominated and oppressed without being alienated. But if one is alienated, one is certainly dominated and oppressed. Thus, to say that the family, housework, and child care can be free of alienation is not to say that there cannot at the same time be domination or oppression...
"Marx, Housework, and Alienation"
(p.127) Difficult as they may be, cleaning and washing can still be satisfying. Sewing, quilting, cooking, decorating, and building can be not only satisfying but also creative and can develop one’s powers and capacities. Child care can also be emotionally rewarding. The point is that difficulty, repetition, and even drudgery by themselves do not produce alienation; they do not even produce oppression. Something else is required to produce alienation or oppression. The most unalienated work, the most satisfying work, can involve certain aspects that are simply dull, repetitious drudgery. Even artistic work, the production of films, or scholarship can all involve...
"Marx, Housework, and Alienation"
- Kamerman, Sheila B
- Kaplan Daniels, Arlene
- Kergoat, Danièle
- Kershaw, Paul
- Kilkey, Majella; Lutz, Helma; Palenga-Möllenbeck, Ewa
"Introduction: Domestic and Care Work at the Intersection of Welfare, Gender and Migration Regimes: Some European Experiences"
- Kittay, Eva
- Kittay, Eva Feder; Feder, Ellen K
- Kloepfer, Deborah Kelly
- Lake, Marilyn
"Childbearers as Rights-bearers: Feminist Discourse on the Rights of Aboriginal and Non-aboriginal Mothers in Australia, 1920–50"
- Laugier, Sandra; Molinier, Pascale
- Laugier, Sandra; Molinier, Pascale; Bisson, Frédéric; Querrien, Anne
- Lewis, Mary Daly, Jane; Daly, Mary; Lewis, Jane
- Lynch, Kathleen
- Manning, Susan
- Messer, Jane
"Reconceptualizing maternal work: Dejours, Ruddick and Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk About Kevin"
- Molinier, Pascale
- Oldfield, Sybil
- O’Reilly, Andrea; Ruddick, Sara
- Papanek, Hanna
- Parreñas, Rhacel Salazar
- Pavlish, Carol L; Hunt, Roberta J; Sato, Hui-Wen; Brown-Saltzman, Katherine
"Exploring Work Orientations and Cultural Accounts of Work: Toward a Research Agenda for Examining the Role of Culture in Meaningful Work"
- Seidman, Jeffrey
- Smith, Nicholas H; Deranty, Jean-Philippe
- Sousa, Yanna Gomes de; Medeiros, Soraya Maria de; Santos, Viviane Euzébia Pereira; Temoteo, Rayrla Cristina de Abreu; Carvalho, Jovanka Bittencourt Leite de
- Swinth, Kirsten
- Thomas, Carol
- Tilly, Charles; Tilly, Chris
Work Under Capitalism
(p.22) Work includes any human effort adding use value to goods and services. However much their performers may enjoy or loathe the effort, conversation, song, decoration, pornography, table-setting, gardening, housecleaning, and repair of broken toys, all involve work to the extent that they increase satisfactionstheir consumers gain from them. Prior to the twentieth century, a vast majority of the world’s workers performed the bulk of their work in other settings than salaried jobs as we know them today. Even today, over the world asa whole, most work takes place outside of regular jobs. Only a prejudice bred by Western capitalism and its industrial labor markets fixes on...
- Waerness, Kari
- Wærness, Kari
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