housework

Conversations about domestic work

A lot of our work-mates live in shared housing, ‘patch-work families’ and other domestic set-ups. This questionaire is meant as a guideline for conversations about proletarian reproductive work and wider living conditions. It is a draft version, please send comments to: angryworkersworld@gmail.com

The arcane of reproduction - Leopoldina Fortunati

Fortunati critiques the traditional Marxist category of “productive” labor and examines the effects on the capitalist “reproductive” roles of women’s labor and bodies, with illuminating consequences for the received understanding of society and the modern “nuclear” family.

Work - Anarchist Federation

This pamphlet was a collaborative project between the Anarchist Federation and Red and Black Leeds. Be sure to check out their website or contact them if you are in Leeds:

https://wearetherabl.wordpress.com/

Much of the editing of this pamphlet was undertaken while on the clock and slacking off.

Crisis of family and friends: Working class experiences from west London

In warehouses, factories and other low-paid workplaces in west London we’ve had various conversations with fellow workers about how they live. We've also had experiences at home, where we flat-share with other workers from different countries. Facing the breakdown of the family and various forms of personal crisis we thought of writing an article about it for our paper, WorkersWildWest. Please feel free to criticise and contribute!

Revolution at point zero - Silvia Federici

Written between 1975 and the present, the essays collected in this volume represent years of research and theorizing on questions of social reproduction and the consequences of globalization.

Theorizing patriarchy - Silvia Walby

Theorizing Patriarchy - Silvia Walby

Silvia Walby's 1990 book sets out a dual-systems approach to theorizing capitalism and patriarchy, synthesising Marxist and radical feminist perspectives.

Women workers fight back against austerity in Poland

logo of Women with Initative

In 2012, Poland and Ukraine are going to host Euro2012, the European Football Championship. For that reason hundreds of millions of euro from the national and local budgets have been spent on subsidizing infrastructural projects like football stadiums and highways. According to financial experts, these expenditures will never be reimbursed, and many city budgets are already on the verge of bankruptcy.

Women, the unions and work, or… what is not to be done - Selma James

Excellent critique of the structural position of unions, work, and unwaged labour from a feminist perspective. By Selma James (1972).