No Place Like Home: Organizing Home-Based Labor in the Era of Structural Adjustment

No Place Like Home: Organizing Home-Based Labor in the Era of Structural Adjustment

by David Staples

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415655750
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/15/2012
Series: New Approaches in Sociology Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

David Staples is on-leave as the Development Director of Tenants & Workers United, a grassroots organization based in Northern Virginia. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Visiting Associate Lecturer in Women’s Studies at George Washington University, where he is supporting the Women In and Beyond the Global Prison Project. Mr. Staples has a Ph.D. in sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center and has taught at Long Island University in Brooklyn, York College and Queens College, CUNY.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Invisible Threads of Homeworker Organizing 1. The Turbulent World of Home-based Work 2. ‘No Place Like Home’: Marxist and Feminist Topographies of House and Homework 3. Homeworker Organizing: Child-care Workers Under Welfare Reform in the United States 4. Child-care Workers In and Against the State 5. The Biopolitics of Homework 6. Political Economy and the Unpredictable Politics of Women’s Home-Based Work

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