Women's Labor Syllabus

Date Published: 11/7/2019

Our syllabi series highlights articles, books, and journal issues that encourage discussion of today’s most pressing issues. Selections in this syllabus explore women's labor. Topics include women labor leaders, gendered labor, gendered power, and reproductive labor.

All book introductions are freely available.

Building a New Generation of Women Labor Leaders

Lane Windham
Labor 16:2, 2019

“We Fit in the Society by Force”: Sex Work and Feminism in Africa

Ntokozo Yingwana
Meridians 17:2, 2018

Domestic Economies: Women, Work, and the American Dream in Los Angeles

Susanna Rosenbaum

Intimate Industries: Restructuring (Im)Material Labor in Asia

Rachel Salazar Parreñas, Hung Cam Thai, and Rachel Silvey, editors
positions 24:1, 2016

Mothering Through Precarity: Women’s Work and Digital Media

Julie A. Wilson and Emily Chivers Yochim

Affective Technologies of War: US Female Counterinsurgents and the Performance of Gendered Labor

Elizabeth Mesok
Radical History Review 123, 2015

The Labor of Faith: Gender and Power in Black Apostolic Pentecostalism

Judith Casselberry

An Uneasy Union: Women Teachers, Organized Labor, and the Contested Ideology of Profession during the Progressive Era

Diana D’Amico
Labor 14:3, 2017

Labors of Love: Production and Reproduction in Latin American History

Jocelyn Olcott, editor
Hispanic American Historical Review 91:1, 2011