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Social Science Feminism & Feminist Theory

Women and Work

Feminism, Labour, and Social Reproduction

by (author) Susan Ferguson

Between the Lines
Initial publish date
Dec 2019
Feminism & Feminist Theory, Gender Studies, Labor & Industrial Relations
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    Jun 2020
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With #metoo dominating headlines and an unprecedented number of women running for office, the fight for women’s equality has perhaps never been higher on the political agenda. Around the world, women are fighting against unfair working conditions, restrictive abortion laws, and the frayed social safety net. The same holds true within the business world—but there’s a twist: even as some women argue that pushing for more female CEOs would help the struggle for equality, other activists argue that CEOs themselves are part of the problem, regardless of gender.

In Feminist Thinking about Work, Susan Ferguson explores the history of feminist discourse, examining the ways in which feminists have conceptualized women’s work and placed labor, and its reproduction, at the heart of their program for emancipation. Engaging with feminist critiques of work, Ferguson argues that women’s emancipation depends upon a reorganization and radical reimagining of all labor, and advocates for an inclusive politics that reconceptualizes women’s work and work in general.

About the author

Dr. Susan Ferguson is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Journalism, and of Youth and Children’s Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, ON. She is active in Faculty for Palestine, and has published on Canadian political discourse, public broadcasting and social reproduction feminism.

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