Publication Date

April 2019

Advisor(s)

Margot Weiss

Major

Anthropology

Language

English (United States)

Abstract

An autoethnographic, theoretical, and historical exploration of janitor and student solidarity at Wesleyan University. Beginning by conceptualising the university as a space in relation to reproductive labor, this thesis complicates notions of both. This work provides a critical lense through which to view student-janitor solidarity movements that took place at Wesleyan between 1999 and 2013. Lastly, it provides an auto ethnographic account of contemporary student-janitor organizing. This thesis ultimately provides information about unlikely relationships: complex,problematic, sometimes groundbreaking, yet filled with potential.

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