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Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... This chapter analyzes two ways that Indian programmers materialize cognitive work—telling jokes and giving gifts. Though much anthropological attention has focused recently on the gift as a site to think through contemporary capitalism and its alternatives, jokes have been given less attention...
Published: 11 June 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384069-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8406-9
Published: 10 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009252-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0925-2
...? Alejandra asked. I replied that I had. Well, the leading character is based on Paulson, the American billionaire who is 3 Parenting El Condado Social History and Immaterial Materiality in San Juan 66 Chapter Three inciting his billionaire friends to settle in that (western) side of the neighbor- hood. They...
Published: 18 June 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375609-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7560-9
Published: 14 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012726-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1272-6
... creative play as work suggests yet another way of describing the labor that my participants engaged in, a labor that fo- cuses on the intangible affects of their productive endeavors. Hardt, Negri, Lazzarato, and, later, the Italian autonomists have referred to this form of work as immaterial labor.19...
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013167-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1316-7
...C H A P T E R S I X FLESH WORK AND THE REPRODUCTION OF BLACK CULPABILITY S A R A H H A L E Y Black feminist thought delineates the reproductive character of antiblack- ness. Kimberly Juanita Brown (2015), Angela Y. Davis (1971), Thavolia Glymph (2008), Sara Clarke Kaplan (2007), Saidiya Hartman...
Published: 13 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007326-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0732-6
...05 How to Make the World Work earth piece Listen to the sound of the earth turning. 1963 spring Yoko Ono, Earth Piece I now see the Earth realistically as a sphere and think of it as a spaceship. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth Those scientists who ushered in the...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... them; and who s really profiting from them. 1.4 VIO LENCE, JUST IN TIME War and Work in Con temporary West Africa Daniel Hoffman Vio lence is hard work. The intimate bodily vio lence of small arms and direct physical confronta- tion, the kind of vio lence most common in African conflicts today, is a...
Published: 23 August 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005278-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0527-8
...4 The Artwork of Children s Labor Socially Engaged Art and the Future of Work Does not the true character of each epoch come alive in the nature of its children? Karl Marx, Grundrisse When artist Koki Tanaka happened into the News from Nowhere used book- store in Liverpool, England, he found...
Published: 02 April 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2122-3
... PART II THE POLITICS OF INTELLECTUAL WORK AGAINST RACISM This page intentionally left blank [EDITORS NOTE: This is an edited transcript of an informal talk given to the London Branch of the Association of Teachers of Social Science on Wednesday, 30 April 1980, at Isledon Teachers Centre...
Published: 19 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373100-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7310-0
... This chapter examines how media advocacy initiatives aiming to eliminate coerced child labor dematerialize the role of children’s creative work in the production of humanitarian commodities. The chapter centers around the film Born into Brothels (2004), which documents the training of brothel...
Published: 08 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374947-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
... This essay examines the music industry in post-apartheid South Africa as a mode of “immaterial production.” Following the work of Italian autonomous Marxist theorists, Steingo argues that because this form of production is decentered, boundless, and immediately social, it is closely associated...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... 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 and a...
Published: 12 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013068-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1306-8
... REFORMUL AT ING DEMYST I F ICAT ION AND PERFORMATIV IT Y THROUGH THE WORKS OF ZHANG HUAN, HE CHENGYAO, AND CAO FE I C H A P T E R 4 142 This chapter works through the forces that maintain narratives around non- Western subjects and their re sis tance as performed critique. This re- lation between action...
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By Sareeta Amrute
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... 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 imaginary of a good life. This chapter...
Published: 08 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
... certainly confound conventional notions of left/right politics—cultural and otherwise—and in that sense present a serious challenge to the critical scholarship of music. This essay examines the music industry in post-apartheid South Africa as a mode of “immaterial production.” Following the work of...
Published: 14 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372974-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7297-4
... 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: 18 June 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375609-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7560-9
... This chapter discusses the later life trajectories of the tour guides up until 2013 and their ongoing struggles with work, freedom, and subjectivity as they continue or end their work translating nature for Japanese tourists. The guides maintain an ambivalent relationship with these ideas as...
Book Chapter

By Judith Casselberry
Published: 14 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372974-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7297-4
... The conclusion revisits chapter 1 to map emotional, intimate, and aesthetic labor onto, what may appear to be mundane, women’s work after the death of a cherished church member. It then goes on to recap the chapters, showing that since the inception of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in 1919...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374039-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... The introduction situates contemporary student-initiated development within the broader context of development work in West Africa since 1960. While the earlier era was top-down, state-driven, and largely focused on infrastructure and things material, contemporary development aims small and...