Servants to Capital: Unpaid Domestic Labor and Paid Work

  title={Servants to Capital: Unpaid Domestic Labor and Paid Work},
  author={Nona Y. Glazer},
  journal={Review of Radical Political Economics},
  pages={60 - 87}
  • Nona Y. Glazer
  • Published 1 March 1984
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Review of Radical Political Economics
The usefulness of the distinction of the "private realm" of the household vs. the "public realm" that lies outside it as a frame for understanding aspects of women's unpaid domestic labor is challenged. The paper supports the view that the unpaid involuntary domestic labor of women has been pulled into the labor process in capitalist organizations in the drive to increase profit by reducing the wage bill while at the same time encouraging consumerism. An historical case is presented of… 

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