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Wages for Housework
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List of Illustrations Introduction: A Political and Personal History Part I: The International Feminist Collective: Historical Overview and Political Perspective 1. 1972: Wages for Housework in the Universe of Feminism 2. A Wage as a Lever for Power: The Political Perspective 3. The International Feminist Collective, 1972-77 Part II: Mobilizations around Women's Invisible Work Overview 4. Mobilizations around Women's Invisible Work in the Home 5. Mobilizations around Women's Invisible Work Outside the Home 6. Mobilizations by Groups on the Periphery of the Network: Lohn fur Hausarbeit in Berlin and Collectif L'Insoumise in Geneva Conclusion Afterword - From Yesterday to Today: The Intellectual Journeys of Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Silvia Federici, from 1977 to 2013 Interview with Mariarosa Dalla Costa Interview with Silvia Federici Acknowledgments Notes Selected Bibliography Index

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Louise Toupin taught Political Science at University of Quebec in Montreal. She was a member of the Quebec Women's Liberation Front (1969-1971), and co-authored numerous anthologies of activist and feminist writings.

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'An important resource for students of the bold and brilliant 1970s wages for housework movement' -- Kathi Weeks, author of The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries
'This is a precise reconstruction of a legendary and almost-forgotten feminist campaign in Europe and North America. It includes a broad and balanced analysis of the theoretical background of the claim for wages for housework as well as of the controversies around it. An exciting and well-written memory of the 1970s!' -- Gisela Bock, Professor at the Free University Berlin

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