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17 April 2018

The Crisis of Social Reproduction and the End of Work

While much attention has been paid to the crisis of work and the threats and opportunities posed by rising automation, much less focus has been given to care work specifically. This article examines the changing organisation of social reproduction in high-income societies, and outlinesthe emerging crisis of care constituted by the retreat of the state, the stagnation of wages, and the ageing of the population. The articleproceeds to set out a postwork vision of care work that responds to this crisis. ByHelen HesterandNick SnircekinThe Age of Perplexity: Rethinking the World We Knew.