Life's Work: Geographies of Social Reproduction

Life's Work: Geographies of Social Reproduction

Editor(s): Katharyne Mitchell, Sallie A. Marston, Cindi Katz

Published Online: 13 APR 2012

Print ISBN: 9781405111348

Online ISBN: 9781444397468

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397468

About this Book

Life's Work is a study of the shifting spaces and material practices of social reproduction in the global era. The volume blurs the heavily drawn boundaries between production and reproduction, showing through case studies of migration, education and domesticity how the practices of everyday life challenge these categorical distinctions.


  • New and innovative study of the shifting spaces and material practices of social reproduction in the global era.

  • Investigates changing conceptions of subjectivity, national identity and modernity.

  • Focuses on both theoretical and practical issues.

  • Includes case studies on migration, education and domesticity.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Education and the Making of the Modern (Trans)national Subject

  2. Part 2: Domesticity and Other Homely Spaces of Modernity

  3. Part 3: Modern Migrants/Flexible Citizens: Cultural Constructions of Belonging and Alienation

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