Work without Wages: Domestic Labor and Self-Employment Within Capitalism

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All except one of the contributions published here are based on articles which first appeared in the Journal of adolescence during the last five years. In most cases authors have substantially revised their papers, although some have chosen to write commentaries or postscripts bringing the material up to date. Ten essays seek to account for experiences of unwaged work, both in industrialized nations and in the developing world. They also seek to redress the invisibility of these forms of work in Marxist analysis, breaking down many false distinctions between workplace and home, market economy and family economy, and public and private spheres. Paper edition unseen, $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

PART I: THEORIZING UNWAGED WORK

1. Unwaged Labor in Comparative Perspective: Recent Theories and Unanswered Questions
Jane L. Collins

2. The Dialectics of Waged and Unwaged Work: Waged Work, Domestic Labor, and Household Survival in the United States
Martha E. Gimenez

PART II: THE SOCIAL RELATIONS OF UNWAGED WORK

3. Negotiating Neighbors: Livelihood and Domestic Politics in Central Peru and the Pais Valenciano (Spain)
Gavin Smith

4. "Not to Be a Burden": Ideologies of the Domestic Group and Women's Work in Rural Catalonia
Susan Narotzky

5. Female Labor, Commodity Production, and Ideology in Mexican Peasant-Artisan Households
Scott Cook

6. Caribbean Slavery and the Struggle over Reproduction
Dale Tomich

PART III: CAPITALIST CRISES AND UNWAGED WORK

7. All Crises Are Not the Same: Households in the United States during Two Crises
Joan Smith

8. Servants to Capital: Unpaid Domestic Labor and Paid Work
Nona Glazer

9. Making Ends Meet: Unwaged Work and Domestic Inequality in Broome County, New York, 1930-1980
Randall H. McGuire and Cynthia Woodsong

10. Family Wheat Farms and Third World Diets: A Paradoxical Relationship between Unwaged and Waged Labor
Harriet Friedmann

Notes and References

Contributors

Index

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