This dissertation centers on the shifting cultures of labor within the European Union due to economic flexibilization, new patterns of feminine work and transformations in immigration. I analyze how civil society efforts are engaging these overlapping processes through the practice of activist research. These grassroots projects design, conduct and distribute their own research, influencing public debates and everyday understandings of labor. The study focuses on contemporary european movements engaging transforming notions and practices of work: mainly, the increasing “precarization ” of labor conditions and everyday life; and the effects generating what these movements call a “care crisis” with reference to changes in social reproduction. I focus on Spanish feminist organizations as exemplary of alternative development models stemming from social movements.
|Commitee:||Grossberg, Lawrence, Holland, Dorothy, Pickles, John, Price, Charles|
|School:||The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|School Location:||United States -- North Carolina|
|Source:||DAI-A 71/01, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Cultural anthropology, Geography, Womens studies|
|Keywords:||Care work, Ethnography, Europe, Globalization, Labor flexibilization, Social movements, Spain|
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