In thinking with the problematics of sex work, this paper reconsiders commensuration as the structuring relation between the rhetoric of liberal governance and the exercise of state-sanctioned power in everyday life. Within debates on sex work, understanding the dissonance between the law’s rhetoric and… Continue Reading “Gender Identity, Sex Work and the Dissonance of Government in Pandemic Times”
A stirring account of the experiences of migrant domestic workers, and what freedom, abuse, and power mean within a vast contract labor system. In the United Arab Emirates, there is an employment sponsorship system known as the kafala. Migrant domestic workers within it must… Continue Reading “Book Launch: Rhacel Salazar Parreñas – Unfree: Migrant Domestic Work in Arab States”
Gowri Vijayakumar is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research and teaching use feminist and transnational perspectives to illuminate the trajectories of social movements, the everyday life of the state, and the political economy of globalization. Her new… Continue Reading “Book Launch: Gowri Vijayakumar – At risk: Indian sexual politics and the global AIDS crisis”
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.