The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working-Class Perspective (1981)

1946-1989, Capitalism, Consciousness Raising, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, History/Theory, Subjectives of Refusal, Tactics of Disruption, The Home, Theory, White Supremacy, Women

In 1981, Angela Davis Published “Women, Race, and Class”. The book analyzes the women’s liberation movement through the lens and intersection of racism and classism. Chapter 13, “The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working-Class Perspective” focuses specifically on the notion of housewives and domestic labor, and how it relates to women’s liberation. A former member of the Communist Party, author Angela Davis, a political activist, philosopher, and now professor, has published many books on feminism, capitalism, racism, and for the abolition of prisons.

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