TitleGiovanna Franca Dalla Costa: The Work of Love
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsCosta, GFranca Dal
PublisherMultimedijalni institut mi2
ISBN Number978-953-7372-55-2

Giovanne France Dalla Costa’s “The Work of Love,” originally published in 1978, is a key feminist text on the issue of violence against women in contemporary society. For her, violence is an employment relationship in which a woman is forced to perform reproductive work without monetary compensation within the capitalist economy. Dalla Costa also recognizes the significant role that the state has in perpetuating violence against women, and accordingly, The Work of Love offers a politicization of the issue of gender-based violence that includes the fight against labor and the state.

Original PublicationUn lavoro d'amore