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Gendered Work in a “Good Society”—A Paradox to Care About

Karin Schönpflug

Chapter Chapter 3 in Alternative Perspectives of a Good Society, 2012, pp 33-56 from Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract: Abstract When asked to consider alternative perspectives of “a good society” that have been ignored by the dominant socioeconomic theory and practice and to examine and question the prevailing consensus, Juliet Schor had the following to state: … the concept of utopia draws one normally to the poetic or revolutionary. I begin instead on another tack: the prosaic and mundane. In my vision of a feminist utopia of work and leisure or a utopia of Women’s time, I am led to the cleaning of a toilet bowl. An unlikely starting point, to be sure, but I believe that a feminist utopia of work and time must begin with the quotidian, the ordinary, even the trivial. In my utopia, toilet cleaning goes the way of the corset. (Schor 1997, 45)

Keywords: Good Society; Feminist Economic; Feminist Philosophy; Female Genital Cutting; Caring Labor (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1057/9780230337800_3

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