Feminist Perspectives on Class and Work

[Revised entry by Ann Ferguson, Rosemary Hennessy, and Mechthild Nagel on April 13, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
A good place to situate the start of theoretical debates about women, class and work is in the intersection with Marxism and feminism. Such debates were shaped not only by academic inquiries but as questions about the relation between women’s oppression and liberation and the class politics of the left, trade union and feminist movements in the late 19th and 20th centuries, particularly in the U.S., Britain and Europe. It will also be necessary to consider various philosophical approaches to the concept of work, the way that…

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