Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Homeworking in the Philippines: Bad job? Good job?

This report focuses on two categories of homeworkers in the Philippines: industrial homeworkers, who assemble or fabricate goods for factories, retailers or their agents under subcontracting arrangements; and online workers, … Continue reading

Friday, 26 November 2021 · Leave a comment

A Value Theory of Inclusion: Informal Labour, the Homeworker, and the Social Reproduction of Value

Critically engaging with Marxist-Feminist debates, this article argues that only interpretations of social reproduction as value-producing capture the features of contemporary informalised labour relations. Building on early social reproduction analyses … Continue reading

Monday, 12 July 2021 · Leave a comment

A huge underclass of ghost workers are making your shirts in their homes

Most homeworkers aren’t in unions, and the reality is that, for them to be recognized, protected, and paid better, it’s going to take efforts from everyone involved, including governments, brands, … Continue reading

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 · Leave a comment