A very schematic introduction to Precarias a la Deriva. For a more narrative version, check out the text First Stutterings
What is Precarias a la Deriva?
- 20J 2002 general strike in Spain – picket-survey – irrelevance of strike both in method and in material
- Need new tools: mapping the situation with an eye to conflict and intervention
- Affective ground: networks to break solitude. What we need.
- Precariousness as a tentative category, an intuition. Can we use this?
- Departing from hypotheses of postfordism: from factory to metropolis
- Certain feminist lessons
o The personal is political
o Care and the economy of care as central
o Challenge to some divisions: Public/Private, Work/Life, Productive/Reproductive
- Departing from ourselves: not an anthropological object
Precariousness in Feminine
- Feminization of poverty
- Crisis of care, absorption by women
- Centrality of service/communications/care sectors, traditionally feminine: devenir feminino del trabajo?
- A history of unrecognised, unstandardised, uncentralised, unsyndicalised work
- Us, ourselves.
Method: how to approach all these things at once, and have fun?
- the city and our spaces: continuum of life (time) moving through space
- the tool of the situationist derive, its alteration
- Attention to axes: mobility, income, knowledge, body, empresarial logic, conflict
- Organized by sectors: which?
Limits and doubts
- Validity of precariousness as a category: singularities and common places
- Question of differences: status, resources, expectations…
- Ay! Conflict, conflict…
- Attention/Care/Sex continuum
- The ‘type of work//type of conflict’ hypothesis
o Repetitive work -> absentism
o ‘fulfilling work” -> frustration with resources, struggle for improvement ->absentism
o invisible work-> recognition
Hopes and futures
- Laboratorio de Trabajadoras?
- Snowball effect.