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Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374596-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7459-6
... This chapter details the history of the NGO’s interventions in the village of Chicacnab, paying particular attention to its fostering of the ecotourism project as a means to promote conservation of the cloud forest. It foregrounds the tense relation between immaterial labor (qua commodified...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
.... Putting jokes and gifts together suggests another reading of the gift—as a material instantiation of the problem of commensuration. Both jokes and gifts help commensurate the dictates of work and the demands of middle-class identity. The chapter argues that jokes help ease the racial division of labor...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 08 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
... Kwaito South Africa immaterial labor autonomous Marxists Johannesburg ...
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By Pooja Rangan
Series: a Camera Obscura Book
Published: 19 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7310-0
... Born into Brothels pseudoparticipatory documentary photography immaterial labor indigenous media ...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 08 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374947-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
... the ontology of music and the very nature of audition, that is, of what it means to hear empire.  Kwaito South Africa immaterial labor autonomous Marxists Johannesburg ...
Published: 14 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372974-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7297-4
... with literature on twentieth-century Black American Christian women, which informs the study’s findings. At the same time, viewing churchwomen’s work as labor is a crucial departure from existing studies. Engaging late twentieth-century feminist labor theories enables analysis of material and immaterial labor...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373810-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7381-0
... coordinates for a digital media project. In an augmented reality format, the archive might be an alternative means of generating funds to mining. This chapter examines how what Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt describe as a form of “immaterial labor” driving “the postmodernisation of the global economy...
Series: a Camera Obscura Book
Published: 19 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373100-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7310-0
... that Worth and Adair’s dialectical investments in the figure of the child defamiliarize conventional engagements with documentary. Born into Brothels pseudoparticipatory documentary photography immaterial labor indigenous media ...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 08 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
... of immaterial production, and he investigates the consequences of this idea. Looking at the economy of post-apartheid Johannesburg, Steingo shows that music is often conceived as metonymic of urban labor practices. He concludes by arguing that if the hegemonic form of contemporary production is performative...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... in the everyday (here called eros), which helps define being middle class. It argues that alternatives to the colonization of leisure by work exist even within neoliberal regimes of work. These alternatives to immaterial labor flourish in the interstices between work as organized by firms and a middle-class...
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By Sareeta Amrute
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... of pleasure in the everyday (here called eros), which helps define being middle class. It argues that alternatives to the colonization of leisure by work exist even within neoliberal regimes of work. These alternatives to immaterial labor flourish in the interstices between work as organized by firms...
Published: 14 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372974-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7297-4
... This chapter reveals how women perform aesthetic labor in material and immaterial realms to (re-)produce and (re-)interpret the meanings of living a holy life. Regulations on dress demonstrate the standard of respectable appearance. Examining the aesthetics of presentation, we gain insight...
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By Judith Casselberry
Published: 14 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372974-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7297-4
... of righteousness. Ultimately, women perform religious labor to produce holy Black womanhood. Navigating the webs of spiritual, social, and organizational relationships calls for women to acquire and hone a wide range of skills across material and immaterial realms, to carry out the demanding labor of faith. ...
Published: 18 June 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375609-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7560-9
... as immaterial workers in neo/liberal capitalism. Their translations of nature demonstrate the concept’s elusiveness, its entanglement with ideas of freedom and liberation, and its significance for what it means to be human in a globalizing world. Acknowledging the urgency of contemporary concerns about...