For over sixty years, Selma James has been organizing from the perspective of unwaged women who, with their biological and caring work, reproduce the whole human race—whatever else they do. This work goes on almost unnoticed everywhere, in every culture. It is not prioritized… Continue Reading “Book Launch: Selma James Our Time is Now: Sex, Race, Class and Caring for People and Planet”
The literature on agrarian change in India has largely employed class categories based upon data on land, assets and occupational status. Land and asset data tend to exist at the level of households. Indicators of occupation have neither fully counted unpaid reproductive labor nor… Continue Reading “Class and Social Reproduction: Interrogating Time Use Data for Clues”
We have recently made a submission to the Ministry of Women and Child Development on the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021, on behalf of the Laws of Social Reproduction Project (Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London & IWWAGE, New… Continue Reading “Webinar on the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill”
Speaker: Professor Silvia Federici, Professor Emerita at Hofstra UniversityChair and Moderator: Professor Sanita Sen, Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History, University of CambridgeVia Eventbrite and YouTube liveHeld on 13th July, 9-11am EDT, 2-4 PM BST, 6:30-8:30pm IST. For further details please see poster.
June 2021 – Dr Alessandra Mezzadri is a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at SOAS and holds degrees in Economics from La Sapienza, Rome, and in Development Studies from SOAS She writes and teaches on issues related to inequality and trade; global commodity chains… Continue Reading “Social reproduction as method: pandemic neoliberalism, and reproductive crises of work, life and death”
May 2021 – Avani Chokshi is an Advocate and a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation. SEMINAR SERIES: This social reproduction seminar series is part of the Laws of Social Reproduction project led by Prof. Prabha Kotiswaran, and based at King’s… Continue Reading “Universally Invisible: Domestic Workers in India”
April 2021 – Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.
Jan 2021 How does volunteerism shape the experience of paid care workers in the state? Vrind Marwah discusses vulnerabilities and new ways in which the devaluation of care is being institutionalized, and care as a gendered practice is being naturalized. Speaker: Vrinda Marwah, University of Texas,… Continue Reading “Care work without care workers: The vulnerability of India’s women community health volunteers”
6th March 2021 Indian women spend a disproportionately high number of daily hours on unpaid domestic and care work when compared with Indian men, making such work highly gendered and unequally distributed. An election promise by Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Majam to pay housewives a monthly wage has sparked… Continue Reading “Debates For and Against Wages for Housework”
4 – 6th March 2021 Women in India spend up to 352 minutes per day on domestic work which is 577 per cent more than men (52 minutes) and at least 40 per cent more than the women in China (234 minutes) and South… Continue Reading “Symposium on Wages for Housework”