2017 Seattle Live Blog

“Traveling the World: Workers’ Transnationalism”

A panel on Friday called “Traveling the World: Workers’ Transnationalism” was a example of another valuable thing about LAWCHA panels: thoughtful comments and discussions. The papers were good and interesting too–I summarize them in the tweets embedded below–but I want to really highlight Dana Frank’s commentary, which pushed the speakers and indeed the audience in a new direction. She correctly insisted that when we talk about workers’ transnationalism, we pay attention to gendered reproductive labor. If a man (or a woman) is moving around, sleeping in different beds, who makes those beds?