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Gender Work

Feminism after Neoliberalism

Authors: Goodman, R.

  • Cuttingedge research in Feminist Theory and Critical Theory; original arguments
  • Analyses of literary and theoretical texts that are directly engaged with neoliberal economics and current events
  • Analyses of literary and theoretical texts that are directly engaged with U.S. policy
  • Analyses of literary texts that are directly engaged with U.S. education policy
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About this book

Recently, labor has acquired a re-emergent public relevance. In response, feminist theory urgently needs to reconsider the relationship between labor and gender. This book builds a theoretically-informed politics about changes in the gendered structure of labor by analyzing how the symbolic power of gender is put in the service of neoliberal practices. Goodman traces the cultural contextualization of 'women's work' from its Marxist roots to its current practices. From the income gap to the gendering of industries, Goodman explores and critiques the rise of corporate power under neoliberalism and the ways and whys that femininity has become one of its principle commodities.

About the authors

Robin Truth Goodman is Professor in the Department of English at Florida State University, USA. Her publications include Infertilities: Exploring Fictions of Barren Bodies (2001); Strange Love: Or, How We Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Market (2002; with Kenneth J. Saltman); World, Class, Women: Global Literature, Education and Feminism (2004); Policing Narratives and the State of Terror (2009); Feminist Theory in Pursuit of the Public: Women and the "Re-Privatization" of Labor (2010); and Literature and the Development of Feminist Theory (2015).

Reviews

"This book marks a path-breaking turn in feminist theory, where feminism illuminates the transfigured conditions of contemporary global society under neoliberalism. Goodman brilliantly restores the primacy of labor and class to feminist theory, political analysis, and social agency alike. Her riveting analyses recasts culture and everyday life as they reframe the capital flows of globalization. What results is extraordinary: an urgent, timely, and truly global feminist theory of how women's work changes the world." - Jennifer Wicke, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Virginia, USA

"Why are women's labor, time, and sociality more and more central to the workings of capitalism? Goodman's tour de force analysis of feminist and Marxian writings provides a variety of persuasive answers. Her book will be indispensable to a wide range of readers who want the most up-to-date thinking on this topic." - Andrew Ross, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, USA

"This book marks a path-breaking turn in feminist theory, where feminism illuminates the transfigured conditions of contemporary global society under neoliberalism. Goodman brilliantly restores the primacy of labor and class to feminist theory, political analysis, and social agency alike. Her riveting analyses recasts culture and everyday life as they reframe the capital flows of globalization. What results is extraordinary: an urgent, timely, and truly global feminist theory of how women's work changes the world." - Jennifer Wicke, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Virginia, USA

"Why are women's labor, time, and sociality more and more central to the workings of capitalism? Goodman's tour de force analysis of feminist and Marxian writings provides a variety of persuasive answers. Her book will be indispensable to a wide range of readers who want the most up-to-date thinking on this topic." - Andrew Ross, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, USA

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Goodman, Robin Truth

    Pages 1-18

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  • The Gender of Working Time: Revisiting Feminist/Marxist Debates

    Goodman, Robin Truth

    Pages 19-64

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  • Julia Kristeva’s Murders: Neoliberalism and the Labor of the Semiotic

    Goodman, Robin Truth

    Pages 65-82

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  • Feminist Theory’s Itinerant Legacy: From Language Feminism to Labor Feminism

    Goodman, Robin Truth

    Pages 83-109

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  • Girls in School: The “Girls’ School” Genre at the New Frontier

    Goodman, Robin Truth

    Pages 111-138

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eBook 19,99 €
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-38119-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 25,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-47960-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 28,07 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59946-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender Work
Book Subtitle
Feminism after Neoliberalism
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Robin Truth Goodman
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38120-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137381200
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38119-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47960-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-59946-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 227
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