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Public Discourse and Representations of Work in the Home

Thursday, December 3, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
This event is free and open to the public.

Public Discourse and Representations of Work in the Home

Elizabeth Patton, Assistant Professor of Media and Communication Studies, UMBC

How did public discourse and representations of home offices convince us that working at home is feasible and productive and could help individuals, especially women, achieve work-life balance? This talk will examine some of the technological, political-economic, and social forces that shaped public discourse on working at home in the twentieth century. Dr. Elizabeth Patton examines the home office as a politicized workspace, which reveals the reciprocal relationship between the growth of consumerism in the U.S. and the expansion of market labor in the home.

Sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities and the Media and Communication Studies Department.

This event will be recorded and made available on our Youtube channel.

Real-time captioning will be provided. Please download WebEx prior joining the event.

UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
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