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Perverse Economies of Intimate and Personal Labour

Resuming Domestic Work in Households after the Lockdown

Pooja Satyogi

on an already existing template of caste pollution in the Indian sub-continent and that it would be erroneous to interpret domestic labour only along class lines. In India, the ‘unlock’ period has allowed some domestic workers to return to work

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Instrumental Europe

Practices of Daily Engagement with the European Union

Marysia Galbraith and Thomas M. Wilson

Religious organisations that secularise their community outreach to gain European Union (EU) funding, border-city residents whose consumption practices exploit cross-border economic disparities, EU member states that protect their domestic labour market by restricting access to legal work and medical care for citizens of new member states, recently admitted citizens who nevertheless take advantage of increased opportunities for mobility to improve their economic and social standing, and even in some cases use their scepticism about membership to promote their personal or national interests within the EU – all of these examples point to the complex and varied ways in which instrumentality figures in day-to-day dealings with the European Union. This special issue of AJEC seeks to contribute to the anthropological study of the European Union by examining ways in which various individuals, groups and institutions use the EU to pursue their political, economic and social goals at local, national and transnational levels within Europe.

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For a New Materialist Analytics of Time

Laura Bear

How might we construct a reinvigorated materialist analytics of human time that pushes beyond Marxist approaches? Here, I suggest that anthropology contains rich resources with which to achieve this aim. In particular, it can help us understand the qualities of secular and capitalist ‘modern’ time. An emphasis on time-tricking is especially useful in revealing the technologies of imagination, the ethics and the inequalities of such a temporal orientation. This concept brings into view the materialist ethic, ludic and aesthetic practices, and misrecognitions characteristic of current forms of ‘modern’ time. In addition, ethnographies of time-tricking provide the foundations for a reworking of Marx’s model of free and disposable time by focusing on informalized, social reproductive, excessive and domestic labour. A re-centring of our theories on these significant activities within capitalism is long overdue.

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Steven Roberts and Karla Elliott

.1080/09589236.2015.1111200 Lyonette , Claire , and Rosemary Crompton . 2015 . “ Sharing the Load? Partners’ Relative Earnings and the Division of Domestic Labour .” Work, Employment and Society 29 ( 1 ): 23 – 40 . 10.1177/0950017014523661 Manstead , Antony . 2018

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Refugee or Alien?

The Long-Term Influence of Eastern European Jewish Immigrants on the Reception of German Jews into Great Britain in the 1930s

Diana Packer

creating a stimulus for anti-Semitism. 41 The refugee organizations supported the initiative, because it provided full control to admit all domestic labour. They considered it a cost-effective way of support, since this class of refugee would not become a

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Andrew Dawson and Simone Dennis

Hindu daughter/wife/mother. Then, in subsequent generations many upper-caste women were expected to develop professional careers too. Finally, the pandemic itself brought a new layer of expectation. Amidst the loss of domestic labour by which this

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Estella Carpi, Sandy F. Chang, Kristy A. Belton, Katja Swider, Naluwembe Binaisa, Magdalena Kubal-Czerwińska, and Jessie Blackbourn

contemporary mechanisms and dependences of the process of social remitting, the types of social remittances, and the causes of their diffusion in Poland. In chapter 5, Paweł Kaczmarczyk analyzes the impact of migration from Poland after 2004 on the domestic

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Bonnie White

personnel giving such instruction and organising women’s work.” 43 The Labour Woman , the journal of the Women’s Labour League (WLL), felt that the emigration scheme would simply flood the dominions with “cheap domestic labour,” and encouraged women to be

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Sophie Nakueira

. Although many of these villages are isolated from each other, inter-community relations are an important part of life and predominantly take the form of trade, domestic labour arrangements and casual labour on farms owned by ‘nationals’ – a term used to

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Dirty Work, Dangerous Others

The Politics of Outsourced Immigration Enforcement in Mexico

Wendy Vogt

: The Global Politics of Domestic Labour . London : Zed Books . Andersson , Ruben. 2014 . Illegality Inc.: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe . Berkeley : University of California Press . 10.1525/9780520958289 Andreas