The Problem with Work

Weeks, Kathi

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Challenges the presupposition that work, or waged labour, is inherently a social and political good Series: A John Hope Franklin Center Book. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: JFFK; JHBL; JPFC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 241 x 155 x 23. Weight in Grams: 544. . 2011. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: 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.

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Kathi Weeks is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Duke University. She is the author of Constituting Feminist Subjects and a co-editor of The Jameson Reader.

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