CfP: Reproductive Labor in Post-Soviet Contexts (Event: 11/2018, San Jose); DL: 16.04.2018

Panel at the American Anthropological Association’s Annual Meeting (Web); Polina Vlasenko, Dept. of Anthropology, Indiana University

Venue: San Jose
Time: November 14-18, 2018
Proposals by April 16, 2018

This panel’s aim is to engender a discussion between scholars working on different forms of reproductive labor in post-Soviet contexts, such as domestics, wives, sex workers, surrogate mothers and ova donors. The robust body of literature on social reproduction, feminization of labor and migration, and commoditization of the female reproductive bodies, intimacies and labors, has shown how the neoliberal restructuring of the global economy since the late 1970’s resulted in the emergence of the transnational feminized service industries.

This panel examines these new forms of unacknowledged waged reproductive labor outsourced from Western Europe and North America to the post-Soviet countries in the Eastern Europe. Drawing on the feminist intellectual tradition that rejects the separation between the domains of production and reproduction, it invites papers that explore how the intimate labor in the post-Soviet contexts, including domestic, emotional, sexual and reproductive activities, is foundational for the accumulation of capital and value generation. Read more and source … (Web)