Worker Cooperatives: Movements for Social Change and Personal Empowerment

This talk was presented by Global Voices for Justice on October 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Dr. Harriet Fraad talks about the "inefficiencies" of capitalism and the problems it produces both in and out of the workplace.

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How Capitalism Shreds Our Personal Lives

This is a video from my lecture to the Revolutionary Workers Group in California:

 

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Sex Work

The article originally appeared on Logos Journal.

The first aspect of this article is a definition of sex work as a kind of labor. Next, I define class and discuss class relationships.The last part of this article considers class analytics as a way to escape some of the ideological conditions of sex work in America including misogynistic, religious, moral condemnation of women’s sexuality, particularly sexuality outside of marriage to a man.

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Book Review: Angry White Men

angry_white_men.pngAngry White Men by Michael Kimmel - Nation Books, 2013

It's been a tough 40 years for working and middle-class white men in America.

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Toiling in the Field of Emotion

Emotional labor is the expenditure of time, effort and energy utilizing brain and muscle to understand and fulfill emotional needs. By emotional needs, I mean the human needs for feeling wanted, appreciated, loved and cared for. Individuals’ emotional needs are often unspoken or unknown/unconscious. Emotional labor often occurs together with physical labor (producing physical goods or services), but emotional labor differs from physical labor by aiming to produce the specific feelings of being wanted, appreciated, loved and/or cared for. Of course like all powerful forces, emotional labor may be used to undermine others or frustrate their emotional needs as well as help them. I do not discuss that aspect of emotional labor in this article. READ MORE (external link)

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