WSQ: Precarious Work
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Edited by Alyson Cole and Victoria Hattam
This issue explores the political work of precarity and the precarity of work itself through both text and image.

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WSQ: PRECARIOUS WORK
TABLE OF CONTENTS

What Works?
Alyson Cole and Victoria Hattam

PART I. DEBATING TERMS/TERMS OF DEBATE

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

Pathologies of Work
Rahel Jaeggi

Precarious Politics: Anzaldúa’s Reparative Reworking
Alyson Cole

Precarity in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter
Sean Hill II

Labor Omnia Vincit
Hasanthika Sirisena

PART II. WORK ON WORK: REVISITING ARLIE HOCHSCHILD

A Primer for Our Times
Eileen Boris

Rethinking Care: Arlie Hochschild and the Global Care Chain
Premilla Nadasen

Response to Reviewers
Arlie Hochschild

PART III. FAMILY ECONOMIES/ECONOMIC FAMILIES

Ain’t I a Worker?!: Gendered Labor and the Worker as Political Subject in Workers’ Center Organizing
Laura Y. Liu

Painting Labor: Ramiro Gomez’s Representations of Domestic Work
David Brody

“She Was a Member of the Family”: Ethel Phillips, Domestic Labor, and Employer Perceptions
Kellie Carter Jackson

Political Loved Ones
Victoria Hattam

Precarity of Work, Precarity of Moral Dispositions: Concern for Others in the Era of “Emotional” Capitalism
Estelle Ferrarese

Necessary Parts
Alana Thurston

PART IV. VISUALIZING WORK/THE WORK OF VISUALIZATION
Curated by Katherine Hattam and Macushla Robinson

Pantheon after Guston
Katherine Hattam

Leopardo de Nieve
Cecilia Vicuña

Word and Thread
Cecilia Vicuña

Establishing Shot
Sable Elyse Smith

Precarious Night
Ellen Koshland

Untitled
Clare Rae

Silent Money
Agatha Gothe-Snape

#3
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#5
FEMMO™

#2
FEMMO™

Untitled
Sable Elyse Smith

Advertising Emotions
Natalie Thomas

Dear Billionaire Art Collector
Guerrilla Girls

Untitled
Clare Rae

The Choreography of Cutting (Scissors)
Sally Smart

Farm Pots
Angela Brennan

Bite the Hand That Feeds
Jess Johnson

Safekeeping [A Tear-Off Book]
Shana Agid

On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide
Dread Scott

Jazmín
Cecilia Vicuña

PART V. STATES OF RESISTANCE/RESISTING STATES

Fashion—Precarity—Labor
Fashion Praxis Collective                         

The Right to Have “Society in the Bones”: The Skill and Bodies of Male Workers in Qatar
Natasha N. Iskander

The Inheritance of Precarious Labor: A Story of Three Generations in Waste Picking in an Indian City
V. Kaylan Shankar and Rohini Sahni

The Politics of Precarity: Interdependence to Solidarity
Nichole Marie Shippen

PART VI. NEW LABOR/LABOR OF THE NEW

“Make What You Love”: Homework, the Handmade, and the Precarity of the Maker Movement
Jessamyn Hatcher and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu

Laboratory of the Precarious: Prototyping Entrepreneurial Living in Shenzhen
Silvia Lindtner

Masculinity at Its Margins: Migrant Construction Work in China
William Thomson

The Precarity of Global Digital Labor
Nicholas Fiori

PART VII. POETRY

Factory Job
Teresa Scollon

Commodity
Jeanann Verlee

Secret Written from inside a Lion's Mouth
Jeanann Verlee

Ordinary Things
Jeanann Verlee

Things to Do during Office Hours
Laura Wetherington

Joseph Brodsky at Queens College (Or, Me at Work)
Elvira Basevich

A Refugee Comes Home and Wonders How She Got There
Elvira Basevich

They Played Brady Bunch on Saturdays
Jennifer Clark

Bonsai Bondage: Sex Work in Little Tokyo
T.m. Lawson

In 1914, Garrett A. Morgan patents a breathing mask
Jennifer Clark

PART VIII. ALERTS AND PROVOCATIONS

Women of Color and the Precarity of Their Intellectual Labor
Chaumtoli Huq