Gender and Labor History

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Critical Social Inquiry
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Hampshire College
Recently, several states including New York, Massachusetts, and California have passed Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, legislation. This legislation establishes clear standards, for defining the length of the work day, the right to sick, days and maternity leave as well as appropriate rest and, meal breaks. These recent victories bode well for future, organizing efforts, but also draw inspiration from, historical movements of domestic, laundry and hospital, workers. This course will explore the history of domestic, workers, the efforts of scholars to document their struggle, and the ongoing effort to make domestic work visible and, included within existing legal frameworks for providing, basic protections for workers. The last section of the, course will focus on current campaigns to expand domestic, and service worker rights and pay particular attention to, the impact of home health care worker campaigns on public, sector workers' rights.
Power, Community and Social Justice Multiple Cultural Perspectives Writing and Research Students are expected to spend 6-8 hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Gender and Labor History
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Amy Jordan 01:00PM-03:50PM TH Franklin Patterson Hall 107