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Republican Freedom in the Labour Market

Exploitation Without Interpersonal Domination

Fausto Corvino

In this article, I query whether participation in the labour market can hinder neo-republican freedom as non-domination. I briefly present the view of Philip Pettit on the topic, based on the distinction between offering a reward and threatening a punishment. I compare it to the analysis of labour republicans, recently reconstructed by Alex Gourevitch, according to whom, the exclusion of a group of individuals from the control of productive assets represents a form of structural domination. Then, I explain why I take a position that is different from both. I hold that capitalist structural domination leads only to exploitation, not interpersonal domination. In doing this, I consider two objections that might be raised against my argument. The first one is based on incomplete contracts and on a possible ideal benchmark for job offers. The second one challenges the supposed arbitrariness of unequal property relations within the capitalist social system.

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Invisible labour

Do we need to reoccupy student engagement policy?

Sarah Hayes

2015 ; Hayes and Bartholomew 2015 ; Hayes and Jandric 2014 ). These texts often omit any explicit reference to the human labour required to realise such value. I set out to discover whether similar textual patterns might be noticed in educational

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Must Labour Lose?

The 1959 election and the politics of the people

Charlotte Lydia Riley

The 1959 election is often puzzling to my students when we encounter it on my courses about the “swinging” sixties or the history of the Labour Party. Labour's loss in 1951 is explicable: austerity politics rebuilt the economy after the war but

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Practising Intimate Labour

Birth Doulas Respond during COVID-19

Angela N. Castañeda and Julie Johnson Searcy

labouring people. Doulas move in and out of private and public spaces and build relationships that traverse families and institutions. Walking away from a person and their newly delivered baby, doulas carry personal knowledge and information about that

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The Pandemic of Productivity

The Work of Home and the Work from Home

Suchismita Chattopadhyay

division of labour. The pandemic has also contributed to a discourse of individual productivity and discipline. I argue that the work of home cannot be disengaged from the new ‘work from home’ culture. Through the course of this article, which is divided

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Prelude to a Grid

Energy, Gender and Labour on an Electric Frontier

Kristin D. Phillips

rendered it an object of relative indifference and apathy to both colonial and postcolonial states. As primarily a labour reserve for at first British colonialism, and later the national economy, the region was linked to projects of carbon capitalism mainly

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Chiara Collamati

Translator : Marieke Mueller and Kate Kirkpatrick

the very notion of praxis , the present article will insist on the complexity of the notion of alienation in the Critique of Dialectical Reason . To this end we shall consider the critical theory of labour developed from the mid-1970s onwards by

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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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Some Responses to Globalisation in Uzbekistan

State Authoritarianism, Migrant Labour and Neo-traditionalism

Laurent Bazin

Uzbekistan offers a case study of a country that has blocked the liberalisation of its economy and that is being marginalised in the world market as well as in the international community. Even still, two typical expressions of globalisation processes can be identified: first, an attempt to reconstruct the legitimacy of the state through the reinvention of a 'national identity', and, second, the elimination of a specific form of protected salaried work that had arisen during the Soviet era, along with a concurrent proletarianisation of the population, in particular in the rural areas. The research shows that political coercion and the inculcation of a nationalist ideology, on the one hand, and the economic degradation of living standards, on the other, result in the reinforcement of family ties and repression of individuality, in spite of huge labour migrations and a (minimal) introduction of the market.

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Scott Maisano

two quartos discovered in 2016. We have added this list for the convenience of readers and followed editorial precedent in ordering characters according to rank and gender. Shakespeare’s decision to set this sequel to Love’s Labour’s Lost ( LLL ) in