Join historian and activist Premilla Nadasen in conversation with Ujju Aggarwal.
Premilla Nadasen’s new book Care: The Highest Stage of Capitalism, is a fiery critique of capitalist care relations and the economic profit extracted from care.
Care traces the history of the care economy and calls for radical alternatives to our exploitative, profit-driven system. By highlighting the activism of low-wage workers, immigrants, and women of color in movements from Wages for Housework, welfare rights, and the Movement for Black Lives, Nadasen uplifts the fight to practice collective care and to envision a more caring, equitable future.
“A brilliant interrogation of the exploitative and profit-driven care system in the United States. To fully understand racial capitalism in the 21st century, you have to read this book.”
–Barbara Ransby, author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement
Premilla Nadasen is a professor of history at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she is co-director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women. She is the author of Welfare Warriors and Household Workers Unite.
Ujju Aggarwal is trained as a community organizer, popular educator, and cultural anthropologist. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Experiential Learning at The New School. Her book Unsettling Choice: Race, Rights, and the Partitioning of Public Education is forthcoming (University of Minnesota Press, 2024).
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