Hist & Pol of Domestic Labor

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Hist & Pol of Domestic Labor
Fall 2024
Taught By: Rachel Sherman
Section: A

CRN: 17187

Credits: 4

Domestic work, including the production of food, care of children, and maintenance of the household, is necessary for survival. Yet this work is often socially invisible. This course will use a range of types of materials, including social science texts, films, fiction, and first person accounts to look at how household labor itself and the people who do it have varied since the 19th century, primarily in the United States. This course has three central concerns: changing economic and social conditions and their relationship to domestic work, including household technology; the demographic characteristics and working conditions of women doing paid and unpaid domestic labor; and changing ideas, ideologies, and representations of domestic work in society. All of these concerns are linked to the overarching theme of the race, class, and gender inequalities that tend to characterize this labor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Sociology (SOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 2:56am EDT 7/13/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 901
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024