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Work Part 2


Part two of a two part discussion on Work

In this episode we continue to ask: “Is academic work really work?”

Speakers: Pat Abatiell, Kim Adams, and Gina Dominick

Thanks to Bérengère Riou for writing our Bibliography!

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Academics Anonymous. “There is a culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia.” The Guardian. Higher Education Network Blog.

Cuninghame, Patrick. (2008). “Italian feminism, workerism and autonomy in the 1970s. The struggle against unpaid reproductive labour and violence.” Amnis, 8.

Douglas-Gabriel, Danielle. (August 23, 2016). “Are they students? Or are they employees? NLRB rules that graduate students are employees.” Washington Post Grade Point.

Duffy, Mignon. (2007). “Doing the Dirty Work : Gender, Race, and Reproductive Labor in Historical Perspective.” Gender & Society. 3 (21): 313–336.

Newman, Jonah. (April 11, 2014). “There Is a Gender Pay Gap in Academe, But It May Not Be the Gap That Matters.” The Chronicle of Higher Education Blogs: Data Points.

Ruark, Jennifer. (February 10, 2010). “In Academic Culture, Mental-Health Problems Are Hard to Recognize and Hard to Treat.” The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Shaw, Claire, & Ward, Lucy. (March 6, 2014). “Dark thoughts: why mental illness is on the rise in academia.” The Guardian. Higher Education Network Blog.



Dalla Costa, Giovanna Franca. Un Lavoro d’Amore, La Violenza Fisica Componente Essenziale del « Trattamento » Maschile nei confronti delle Donne. Rome: Edizioni delle donne, 1978. Trans. Enda Brophy. The Work of Love: Unpaid Housework, Poverty and Sexual Violence at the Dawn of the 21st Century. New York: Autonomedia, 2008.

Dalla Costa, Mariarosa. The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community (with A Woman’s Place by Selma James). London: Falling Wall Press, 1974 [1972].

Davis, Angela Y. Women, Race, & Class. New York: Random House, 1981.

Marx, Karl. (1967). Capital, vol. 1, A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production. New York: International Publishers.

Ward, K., & Wolf-Wendel, Lisa. Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012.