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Wages for Housework | AK Press
"Throughout the 1970s, the Wages for Housework movement developed an analysis of women’s reproductive labor, “housework” broadly conceived, as a primary site for mobilization. Silvia Federici was a cofounder of the movement, working within the New York Wages for Housework Committee from 1972 to 1977. Here Federici draws from her personal archive to present the movement through its original documents: notes on discussion sessions, pamphlets, flyers, essays, songs and speeches. What emerges is a portrait of a living struggle, as relevant in our age of austerity as ever, grappling with the question of what is to be done to put an end to the massive quantities of unwaged labor steadily expanding the wealth of the capitalist class while condemning millions to impoverishment and endless work? “Rosie the Riveter had been sent home until she rose up in the feminist and welfare struggles of the capitalist crisis of the 1970s. Undefeated, Rosie took her new conditions of exploitation—the home—as the basis of the fight against patriarchy, capitalism, and the state. Here are the primary sources of that struggle. Between theory and practice lies the leaflet and the pamphlet... Between good ideas on the page and actual deeds in the street lies the slogan, and here they are: ‘Capitalist work cannot liberate us, only the struggle can.’ ‘Class struggle and feminism are one and the same.’ ‘The family is a colony.’ ‘Our uterus is the wheel that keeps capital moving.’ ‘Heterosexuality is a fundamental condition of house-work.’ ‘Prostitution is socialized housework.’ Nothing bougie here whatsoever.” —Peter Linebaugh "
book  publisher  history  feminism  1970s  labor  family 
february 2018 by tsuomela
The Unholy Family
"Melinda Cooper, Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism (Zone Books/MIT Press, 2017)"
book  review  political-science  history  conservatism  neoliberalism  neoconservatism  family  values  capitalism 
february 2018 by tsuomela
Modern Family | Dissent Magazine
"Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism by Melinda Cooper Zone Books, 2017, 416 pp."
book  review  family  history  conservatism  neoliberalism  politics 
july 2017 by tsuomela
The associations of birth order with personality and intelligence in a representative sample of U.S. high school students
"We tested birth order associations with personality traits and intelligence using Project Talent, a representative sample (N = 377,000) of U.S. high school students. Using a between-family design and several background factors (i.e., age, sex, sibship size, parental socio-economic status, and family structure), we were able to control for potential confounds, and estimate the links between birth order and outcomes across several different social categories. In addition to differences between firstborns and laterborns across the entire sample, we also tested birth rank trends in a sub-sample of targets from sibships of three, raised by two parents. Overall, the average absolute association between birth order and personality traits was .02, whereas the one between birth order and intelligence was .04."
birth-order  personality  psychology  family  intelligence 
july 2015 by tsuomela
Home Economics and the Nation Against the State | Savage Minds
"What does it mean that people are inclined to think of the federal budget in the subjunctive, as if it were like the budget of a typical household? What “work” does it do for the people who espouse it?"
economics  metaphor  politics  state  family  nation  anthropology  culture  common-sense 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Yglesias » Households and States
"The United States of America also uses dollars as a unit of account for tallying up assets and liabilities, but the wealth of the United States is properly measured not by how many dollars there are but by what real production we’re engaged in and what real stock of assets we possess. "
economics  metaphor  budget  spending  deficit  money  fiscal-policy  family 
march 2011 by tsuomela
slacktivist: The Indignant Household Budget
One of the more popular voluntary delusions of the IndigNation has to do with the "kitchen table" analogies comparing "your" household budget with the federal or state budget.

These analogies are misleading and distorting in the semi-deliberate way of so much of what the IndigNation does -- preferring self-congratulatory self-righteousness to accuracy or effectiveness or justice or efficiency or, well, pretty much anything.
economics  money  metaphor  family  indignation  tea-party  conservative 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Open Left:: Republican Gommorrah: Max Blumenthal & The GOP's Heart of Darkness
Riffs on book by Max Blumenthal: "Republican Gomorrah shows that many of the movement's leading figures have more in common than just the power they command within conservative ranks. Their personal lives have been stained by crisis and scandal: depression, mental illness, extra-marital affairs, struggles with homosexual urges, heavy medication, addiction to pornography, serial domestic abuse, and even murder. Inspired by the work of psychologists Erich Fromm, who asserted that the fear of freedom propels anxiety-ridden people into authoritarian settings, Blumenthal explains in a compelling narrative how a culture of personal crisis has defined the radical right, transforming the nature of the Republican Party for the next generation and setting the stage for the future of American politics."
republicans  conservative  evangelical  fundamentalism  religion  psychology  power  family  sex  psychoanalysis  masculinity  gender  disicpline  physical  children 
september 2009 by tsuomela
The Real Nanny Diaries | The American Prospect
Americans pay lip service to the idea child-raising is important work, but when they hire people to do it for them, they tend to pay them little and respect them less.
family  children  values  nannies  politics  ideology  work  labor 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Salon.com Life | Dr. Bad News
After conducting a massive 25-year study, Judith Wallerstein concludes that children of divorce are hit hardest after they grow up.
family  divorce  sociology  children 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Orcinus - Blame It On the Parents
But Hannah Arendt, Alice Miller, David Hackett Fischer, and George Lakoff have all argued persuasively that what our parents teach us about power has a resounding effect on how we relate to power as adults. If we want to create a progressive world, we have to start by teaching the kids that they have the right to listen to their own voices, recognize and defend their own boundaries, and choose which authorities they will invest with their respect and submission. Democracy, like everything else, starts at home.
politics  psychology  authority  family  children  parent 
april 2009 by tsuomela
The Role of Religious and Social Organizations in the Lives of Disadvantaged Youth
This paper examines whether participation in religious or other social organizations can help offset the negative effects of growing up in a disadvantaged environment.
economics  poverty  religion  family 
april 2009 by tsuomela
They Don’t Want to Live With You, Either - The New Old Age Blog - NYTimes.com
Describes historical study that found elderly generations moved out of adult child homes after 1940 (from 70% cohabitation in 1880s to 20% in 1990). This change corresponds to the start of Social Security.
aging  retirement  family  social-security 
march 2009 by tsuomela
The Monkey Cage: Trust Others? Yah, You Betcha!
Why do people trust or distrust others? In “Where You Stand Depends Upon Where Your Grandparents Sat,” Eric Uslaner argues that generalized trust in other people is, to a degree, inherited.
trust  family  sociology 
january 2009 by tsuomela
FrontPage Magazine - Remembering Sarah By David Horowitz.
Remembering Sarah By David Horowitz.

Sympathetic portrait of his decesased daughter. via Rick Perlstein
eulogy  death  children  essay  judaism  politics  family  existentialism 
december 2008 by tsuomela

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