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I’m writing a book. There. I put it in writing.

For over four years I’ve been mulling over the idea for a book called “Who Does the Dishes?” doing a little outlining, doing a little free writing, with it always as the thing I’d get to eventually. It’s time to start slowly chipping away at it. I’m going to use this blog to help do that.

The idea to look at who does the dishes–unpaid domestic labor, paid domestic labor, and professionally–and to approach that question from a variety of perspectives. This includes how class, race and sex determine who does the dishes, and drawing on research in a variety of fields, including anthropology, economics, history, political science and sociology.

Given how the book is about labor, Labor Day seemed like a good day to announce. it.