The politics of gender, work and value
The politics of gender, work and valueCentral European University, Budapest (March 7-8 2015)This event will be the third meeting of the international Research Network, Women, Work and Value in postwar Europe, 1945-2015.
- Natalia Jarska (Institute of National Remembrance, Warsaw): Gendered unemployment in state socialism (Poland 1945-1970)
- Kateryna Ruban (New York University): Midwives of modernity: establishing medical care of maternity in a rural Soviet hospital in 1950s-60s
- Camille Barbagallo (University of East London): Reproducing the global city: gender, work and the home
- George Stevenson (Durham): Experiences of ‘class’ within the British women’s liberation movement, c. 1968 - c. 1979
3.30-5 Keynote lecture
To make care legible we call it work and to make work decent we fit reproductive labors under employment standards forged with the [Western and white] male industrial worker as the prototype. Can such redefinitions improve paid household labor? Can labor standards regimes account for the affect and emotional labor involved in doing care work well? What are the ideological, political, or representational obstacles to naming care as work and work as employment?
10.00-12.00 Regulating and legislating women’s work
- Eloisa Betti (University of Bologna/IMLR London): Women’s work value and equal pay in post-war Italy: women’s agency, state policies and international regulations
- Jackie Gulland (Edinburgh): “A considerable capacity for housework”: gender, disability and the construction of (in)capacity for work across the 20th century
- Pamela Schievenin (London/Glasgow): Women politicians and the transformation of the Italian welfare state
1.30-3.00 The politics of women’s work after socialism
- Chiara Bonfiglioli (Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia): Deindustrialisation and devalued women’s work in post-socialist Croatia
- Roxane Vasile (CEU, Budapest): Sex worker and pro-sex work activism in postsocialism