Introduction to the Lecture Series


  • Donatella Alessandrini Kent Law School



precarious work, immaterial labour, value, social reproduction


feminists@law is pleased to launch the first in a series of online guest lectures that trace the (dis)continuities between the debate on immaterial labour and value which originated in Italy in the 1970s and the current debate on precarity/precariousness which has more recently emerged as a central concern of transnational feminist scholarship and activism (see 2007 special issue of Feminist Review). Reflecting on this intellectual/political trajectory acquires particular relevance today, with the crisis of social reproduction advancing in Europe as elsewhere. We hope that this series will generate further discussion in this journal and beyond.

Author Biography

Donatella Alessandrini, Kent Law School

Senior Lecturer in Law, Kent Law School, University of Kent, UK.

How to Cite

Alessandrini, D. (2012). Introduction to the Lecture Series. Feminists@law, 2(1).



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