Love and Currency

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Love and Currency

Fall 2018

Taught By: Macushla Catherine Robinson

Section: A

CRN: 7558

Credits: 4

“They say it is love, we say it is unwaged work.” So began Silvia Federici’s 1975 manifesto ‘Wages Against Housework.’ Taking Federici’s claim as a point of departure, this course will explore the unrecognized, invisible, poorly remunerated and unremunerated labor that keeps our society afloat. Many forms of labor, which are often not recognized as labor, fall along lines of gender, race and class. Whether changing nappies and washing an endless build of up dishes, caring for elderly and infirm family members, working multiple jobs without legal protection, or bearing up under everyday sexual harassment, constricting gender norms and systemic racism, invisible labor is exhausting. In the era of Google capture and data farming, even that which we understand as leisure – social media and direct TV – are instrumentalized, incorporated. We are all treated as natural resources, whose labor (whether active or passive) is harnessed by corporate entities. In this course, we will read Simone de Beauvoir, Shulamith Firestone, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Kathi Weeks, Deleuze and Guattari, Jason Moore, Hito Steyerl, Audre Lorde, Sara Ahmed and others.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:05pm 2/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1106

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/12/2018