Life's Work: An Introduction, Review and Critique

Katharyne Mitchell, Sallie A. Marston, Cindi Katz

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

33 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLife's Work
Subtitle of host publicationGeographies of Social Reproduction
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)1405111348, 9781405111348
StatePublished - Apr 13 2012


  • Conceptual separation of production and reproduction
  • Economic devolution, and neoliberalism
  • Ideologies, individual's role at home, work, a commonsense understanding
  • Individuals and social groups, participation in life's work
  • Life workers, material spaces, cognitive understandings of life's work
  • Life's work in social relations, continuities and discontinuities
  • Marxian understanding of value, through work for labor-power
  • Power of life's work, possibilities of transformation
  • Role of individuals at home, work, in spatial practices and symbols
  • The rational market, and logic behind it, nexus of economic, social

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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