The Pandemic of Productivity: The Work of Home and the Work from Home.

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Date: Spring 2021
From: Anthropology in Action(Vol. 28, Issue 1)
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 3,169 words
Lexile Measure: 1330L

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Initially with the massive outbreak of COVID-19, physical distancing in the form of stay-at-home campaigns made the headlines. The most stringent lockdown period in India was envisaged by the privileged class as a productive time at home. I show that the home as a space of leisure and intimacy is also a site of caste and gender privilege that upholds the social division of labour. By looking at both the work of home and the work from home, I problematise the notion of productivity from home and argue for a renewed understanding of what constitutes work and what constitutes home as an intimate space. KEYWORDS: crisis, gender, labour, pandemic, precarity, productivity

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A653470107