10 Fem20 Lecture

10 Fem20 Lecture - 11/10 Gender in the Economy: Domestic...

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11/10 Gender in the Economy: Domestic Labor Idenditifications: -reproductive labor -domestic work -transnational motherhood -exclusions in the New Deal -1996 immigration law (IIRIRA) -domestic workers united Reminder: Do Co-Curricular Friday: Dularez Theatre and Dance Building @3pm Chicana Activist speaking Reproductive labor -"reproduces" the worker's labor power - can happen in side or outside home; increasingly, "service" is a commodity -historically low paid, gendered, radicalized -examples: -making your own dinner, laundry -drycleaners, housekeeping, restaurants -childcare, eldercare "submissive," "natural skill," meanings often have been applied to men -example: men doing laundry, more chinese men come in than women, Domestic Work -reproductive labor done in someone else's home, live-in or live-out -maids, housecleaners, nannies, babysitters, in0hone cooks, etc. -long hours, low pay -eel to limit the amount of work one does -not unusual to be paid under $2 (quarter of minimum wage) Domestic work on the U.S. Economy
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-Major feature of slavery and post-slavery; African-American women's narratives, seen as part of a painful past
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