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FYSP 005 - Work and Anti-Work

FC ARHU WINT
4 credits
This course will explore work in all its forms: including a consideration of the gendered division of labor; of the differentiation between physical, intellectual and creative labors; and of whose work and production gets most valued in our contemporary society, for example. Students will engage with classic labor theorists from Max Weber, Karl Marx and Hannah Arendt, through more contemporary theorists such as Kathi Weeks, David Graeber and Angela Davis. Next, we will explore the rhetoric of the antiwork movement-from Frederick Douglass’ “wage slavery” through its most popular contemporary manifestation in the subreddit r/antiwork. We will explore the ways in which we make meaning through work (or, are compelled into meaningless work), the relationship between labor and liberation, and ultimately, how to work for the most just world for all.



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