No Place Like Home

Organizing Home-Based Labor in the Era of Structural Adjustment

By David Staples

© 2006 – Routledge

192 pages

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About the Book

No Place Like Home examines the emergence of home-based women workers as paradigmatic figures of contemporary capitalism, neoliberal governmentality, and socio-political contestation. Far from an isolated or contingent situation, home-based work constitutes today an enormous arena of 'invisible' social and political struggles of subaltern and ethno-racially subordinated women.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Invisible Threads of Homeworker Organizing 1. The Turbulent World of Home-based Work 2. ‘No Place Like Home’: Marxist and Feminist Topographies of House and Homework 3. Homeworker Organizing: Child-care Workers Under Welfare Reform in the United States 4. Child-care Workers In and Against the State 5. The Biopolitics of Homework 6. Political Economy and the Unpredictable Politics of Women’s Home-Based Work

About the Author

David Staples is on-leave as the Development Director of Tenants & Workers United, a grassroots organization based in Northern Virginia. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Visiting Associate Lecturer in Women’s Studies at George Washington University, where he is supporting the Women In and Beyond the Global Prison Project. Mr. Staples has a Ph.D. in sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center and has taught at Long Island University in Brooklyn, York College and Queens College, CUNY.

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New Approaches in Sociology

Studies in Social Inequality, Social Change, and Social Justice

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOC031000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations