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Precarious Worlds

Contested Geographies of Social Reproduction

Precarious Worlds by Katie Meehan
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This edited collection contributes to the theoretical literature on social reproduction—defined by Marx as the necessary labor to arrive the next day at the factory gate—and extended by feminist geographers and others into complex understandings of the relationship between paid labor and the unpaid work of daily life. The volume explores new terrain in social reproduction with a focus on the challenges posed by evolving theories of embodiment and identity, nonhuman materialities, and diverse economies.

Reflecting and expanding on ongoing debates within feminist geography, with additional cross-disciplinary contributions from sociologists and political scientists, Precarious Worlds explores the productive possibilities of social reproduction as an ontology, a theoretical lens, and an analytical framework for what Geraldine Pratt has called “a vigorous, materialist transnational feminism.”

Contributors: Kate Bezanson, Susan Braedley, Jessie H. Clark, Kelly Dombroski, Rosalind Fredericks, Andrew Gorman-Murray, Cindi Katz, Meg Luxton, Brian Marks, Sallie A. Marston, Katie Meehan, Katharyne Mitchell, Oona Morrow, Brenda Parker, Barbara Ellen Smith, Kendra Strauss, Jamie Winders

University of Georgia Press; November 2015
200 pages; ISBN 9780820348803
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Title: Precarious Worlds
Author: Katie Meehan; Kendra Strauss
 
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0820348805
9780820348803
9780820348810