Harper Wave

9780062937360

STARRED REVIEW

Essential Labor

Angela Garbes swoops from the universal to the intimate as she offers a vision of mothering that would improve our individual and collective lives.

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Review of ‘Essential Labor’

Consider all the universal mundanities of caregiving: the endless feedings, diaper changes, cleanups, sleepless nights and confining days, not to mention all the laundry. What if, with the help of journalist, activist and mother Angela Garbes, we could radically reconsider the incredible value of this work? In Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change, Garbes swoops…

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