The texts here are a mixture of the books and articles that I found to be most helpful as I wrote the chapters, and some that I have been reading since I completed the manuscript. I’d like it to be a dynamic resource, and I hope that readers of the book will use the comments function on this page to suggest any additions of their own.
Federici, S. (2012). Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle. PM Press. My version is the 1st edition, there’s a 2nd edition published in 2020
Bear, L., Ho, K., Tsing, A. L. & Yanagisako, S. (2015). Gens: A Feminist Manifesto for the Study of Capitalism. Retrieved from https://culanth.org/fieldsights/gens-a-feminist-manifesto-for-the-study-of-capitalism
Wolf, E. R. (1997 ). Europe and the People Without History. Berkeley, University of California Press.
Narotsky, S. & Besnier, N. (2014). Crisis, Value, and Hope: Rethinking the Economy: An Introduction to Wenner-Gren Symposium Supplement 9. Current Anthropology, 55(S9), S4–S16.
S. Kasmir & A. Carbonella (eds), Blood and Fire. A Global Anthropology of Labor. Berghahn books.
Silver, B. (2003). Forces of Labor. Workers’ Movements and Globalization since 1870. Cambridge University Press;
Weeks, K. (2011). The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries. Duke University Press, 70, 71, 77.
Jaffe, S. (2021). Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone. PublicAffairs.
C. Hann & J. Parry (eds), Industrial Labor on the Margins of Capitalism: Precarity, Class, and the Neoliberal Subject. Berghahn.
Kapesea, R. & McNamara, T. (2020). ‘We Are Not Just a Union, We Are a Family’: Class, Kinship and Tribe in Zambia’s Mining Unions. Dialectical Anthropology, 44(2), 153–172
Soul, J. (2020). ‘The Union is Like a Family Father, the Chief’: Working-Class Making and (Re)making and Union Membership Experiences in Two Generations of Argentinian Metalworkers. Dialectical Anthropology, 44(2), 137–151
Wolanski, S. (2015). La familia telefónica: Sobre las relaciones de parentesco en la política sindical. Cuadernos de Antropología Social, 42, 91–107.
Beynon, H. (1973). Working For Ford. Harmonsworth, Penguin Books.
Winant, G. (2021). The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America, Harvard University Press.
Parry, J (2020) Classes of Labour. Work and Life in a Central Indian Steel Town. Routledge
Anything by Pun Ngai or Jenny Chan, especially
Chan, J., Selden, M. & Pun, N. (2020). Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and The Lives of China’s Workers. Haymarket Books.
Prentice, R. (2015). Thiefing a Chance: Factory Work, Illicit Labor, and Neoliberal Subjectivities in Trinidad, University Press of Colorado.
Besky, S. (2014). The Darjeeling Distinction: Labor and Justice on Fair-Trade Tea Plantations in India. University of California Press;
Mintz, S. W. (1985). Sweetness and Power. The Place of Sugar in Modern History. Elisabeth Sifton Books.
Guthman, J. (2019). Wilted: Pathogens, Chemicals, and the Fragile Future of the Strawberry Industry. University of California Press.
Horton, S. B. (2016). They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality Among US Farmworkers. University of California Press.
Hetherington, K (2020) The government of beans. Regulating life in the age of monocrops Duke University Press
Anything by Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
Federici, S. (2020 ). On Affective Labor. In S. Federici (ed.), Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle (2nd edition) (pp. 49–56). PM Press
Goodfriend, H. (2018). ‘Where You From?’: Deportación, identidad y trabajo reciclado en el call center salvadoreño. Latin American Research Review, 53(2), 303–317;
Mirchandani, K. (2012). Phone Clones: Authenticity Work in the Transnational Service Economy. Cornell University Press.
Stacey, C. L. (2011). The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides.Cornell University Press.
Coe, C. (2019). The New American Servitude: Political Belonging among African Immigrant Home Care Workers. NYU Press.
Koch, G. (2020). Healing Labor: Japanese Sex Work in the Gendered Economy, Stanford University Press.
Ramos Zayas, A (2020) Parenting Empires: Class, Whiteness, and the Moral Economy of Privilege in Latin America. Duke University Press
Chong, K. (2018). Best Practice: Management Consulting and the Ethics of Financialization in China. Duke University Press.
Loveday, V. (2018). The Neurotic Academic: Anxiety, Casualisation, and Governance in the Neoliberalising University. Journal of Cultural Economy, 11(2), 154–166.
Eagleton, T. (2015). The Slow Death of the University. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 6 April. See also https://reclaimingouruniversity.wordpress.com; www.hyllanderiksen.net/blog/2019/1/25/a-university-is-not-a-factory.
Bear, L. (2015). Navigating Austerity: Currents of Debt along a South Asian River. Stanford University Press.
Blanc, E. (2019). Red State Revolt: The Teachers’ Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics. Verso Books.
Anything by Alex Wood, Mark Graham, Jamie Woodcock, Mary Gray
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Politics and Ethics of Platform Labour: Learning from Lived Experiences, conference website http://platformlabour.crassh.cam.ac.uk/
Cant, C. (2019). Riding for Deliveroo: Resistance in the New Economy. Polity Press.
Ticona, J. (2022) Left to our own devices. Coping with insecure work in a digital age. OUP
Gershon, I (2017). Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don’t Find) Work Today. University of Chicago Press.
Millar, K. (2018). Reclaiming the Discarded: Life and Labor on Rio’s Garbage Dump. Duke University Press
Barchiesi, F. (2011). Precarious Liberation: Workers, the State, and Contested Social Citizenship in Postapartheid South Africa. State University of New York Press.
Sopranzetti, C. (2017). Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok, University of California Press.
Narotzky, S. and G. Smith (2006). Immediate Struggles: People, Power, and Place in Rural Spain. California, University of California Press.
Ngwane, T. 2021. Amakomiti: Grassroots Democracy in South African Shack Settlements. London: Plutopress and Johannesburg: Jacana Media. (also articles by Ngwane)
Bhattacharya, T. (2017). Social Reproduction Theory: Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression. Pluto Press.
Han, C. (2012). Life in Debt: Times of Care and Violence in Neoliberal Chile. University of California Press
Vergès, F. (2021). A Decolonial Feminism. Pluto Press.
Yarris, K. (2017). Care Across Generations: Solidarity and Sacrifice in Transnational Families. Stanford University Press.
Bridges, K. (2011). Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization. University of California Press
Luttrell, W. (2020). Children Framing Childhoods: Working-Class Kids’ Visions of Care, Policy Press.
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