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Tracing the complexity and contradictory nature of work throughout historyBy the end of the nineteenth century the general Western conception of work had been reduced to simply gainful employment But this limited perspective contrasted sharply with the personal experience of most people in the worldwhether in colonies developing countries or in the industrializing world Moreover from a feminist perspective reducing work and the production of value to remunerated employment has never been convincingAndrea Komlosy argues in this important intervention that when we examine it closely work changes its meanings according to different historical and regional contexts Globalizing labour history from the thirteenth to the twenty first centuries she sheds light on the complex coexistence of multiple forms of labour paidunpaid freeunfree with various forms of legal regulation and social protection and so on on the local and the world levels Combining this global approach with a gender perspective opens our eyes to the varieties of work and labour and their combination in households and commodity chains across the planetprocesses that enable capital accumulation not only by extracting surplus value from wage labour but also through other forms of value transfer realized by tapping into households subsistence production informal occupation and makeshift employment As the debate about work and its supposed disappearance intensifies Komlosys book provides a crucial shift in the angle of visionTracing the complexity and contradictory nature of work throughout historyBy the end of the nineteenth century the general Western conception of work had been reduced to simply gainful employment But this limited perspective contrasted sharply with the personal experience of most people in the worldwhether in colonies developing countries or in the industrializing world Moreover from a feminist perspective reducing work and the production of value to remunerated employment has never been convincingAndrea Komlosy argues in this important intervention that when we examine it closely work changes its meanings according to different historical and regional contexts Globalizing labour history from the thirteenth to the twenty first centuries she sheds light on the complex coexistence of multiple forms of labour paidunpaid freeunfree with various forms of legal regulation and social protection and so on on the local and the world levels Combining this global approach with a gender perspective opens our eyes to the varieties of work and labour and their combination in households and commodity chains across the planetprocesses that enable capital accumulation not only by extracting surplus value from wage labour but also through other forms of value transfer realized by tapping into households subsistence production informal occupation and makeshift employment As the debate about work and its supposed disappearance intensifies Komlosys book provides a crucial shift in the angle of visionTracing the complexity and contradictory nature of work throughout historyBy the end of the nineteenth century the general Western conception of work had been reduced to simply gainful employment But this limited perspective contrasted sharply with the personal experience of most people in the worldwhether in colonies developing countries or in the industrializing world Moreover from a feminist perspective reducing work and the production of value to remunerated employment has never been convincingAndrea Komlosy argues in this important intervention that when we examine it closely work changes its meanings according to different historical and regional contexts Globalizing labour history from the thirteenth to the twenty first centuries she sheds light on the complex coexistence of multiple forms of labour paidunpaid freeunfree with various forms of legal regulation and social protection and so on on the local and the world levels Combining this global approach with a gender perspective opens our eyes to the varieties of work and labour and their combination in households and commodity chains across the planetprocesses that enable capital accumulation not only by extracting surplus value from wage labour but also through other forms of value transfer realized by tapping into households subsistence production informal occupation and makeshift employment As the debate about work and its supposed disappearance intensifies Komlosys book provides a crucial shift in the angle of vision


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