In this lunch meeting, Camille Barbagallo invites the participants to think about how to develop news lenses in feminist theory and praxis concerning the waged/unwaged feminised labour divisions. In particular, we will discuss women's work and feminised labour in relation to the unwaged wife, partner, mother and the waged prostitute, surrogate, nanny and cleaner.
Dr. Camille Barbagallo is a feminist activist and post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Leeds (UK). Camille was awarded the Sociological Review Fellowship (2017-2018) and has taught at Hobart & William Smith Colleges (2016-2017) in the USA and Goldsmiths College (2009-2015) and University of East London (2014-2015).
"My research, situated within the sociology of work and drawing from gender and race studies, explores how the reproduction of labour-power is valued, what it costs and who pays the bill. I interrogate the organisation and relationship between forms of waged and unwaged reproductive labour. Engaging specifically with Marxist feminist theories of social reproduction, my research examines the specific ways that gender and race are implicated in processes of reproductive labour and how the governing political rationality of neoliberalism seeks to extend an ethic of the market into all aspects of life, while at the same, depending on significant amounts of non-marketised and unwaged reproductive labour."