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Premilla Nadasen | Dis(Affection) and the Politics of Paid Household Labor

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Widely published on feminism, alternative labor movements, and grassroots organizing, Professor Nadasen offers a way to rethink "care".

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Premilla Nadasen, Professor of History, Barnard College

Rethinking Care Work: Dis(Affection) and the Politics of Paid Labor

Debates on the idea of care have come to dominate scholarship and activism on domestic work and social reproduction. What role did the struggle for rights and inclusion among African-American household workers in the 1970s play in current debates? And how does naming this labor as “care” reveal a shift from Fordist (assembly line) ideas of workers’ rights towards one that equates human worth with social need? Widely published on feminism, alternative labor movements, and grassroots organizing, Professor Nadasen considers the negative implications of this shift on the struggle for dignity and human rights, offering a way to rethink care.

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Free and open to the public. ASL interpretation will be provided. If you have any accessibility questions or concerns, please email us. More information: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/events/nadasen

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