Kathi Weeks “Down with Love: Feminist Critique and the New Ideologies of Work”

4:30 PM  - 6:00 PM
Thursday Oct 5, 2017
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

The talk draws of 1970s feminist critiques of the ideologies of love and romance to develop a critique of the popular advice literature that directs employees to find love and happiness at work.  The argument focuses on how, under heteropatriarchal capitalism, the ideology of romantic love is being harnessed not only to continue to assign domestic work to women but to recruit all waged workers into a more intimate relationship with work.


Kathi Weeks is Professor in the Program of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. She is the author of Constituting Feminist Subjects (1998) and The Problem with Work (2011).
October 5, 4:30-6:00John B. Davis Lecture Hall 

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