The Social Reproduction of Value, Body Depletion, and Wages for the Wageless across the Global Social Factory
In this article, I reflect on the entanglements between production and social reproduction in structuring the process of value generation and exploitation, and how one can scale-up classic debates on domestic work to capture trends more broadly at work for the vast world of informal employment. I also reflect on how – in relation to patterns of exploitation co-shaped along the productive and reproductive continuum - bodily depletion should be understood as both input and output of what I call the process of ‘social reproduction of value’. This reading of value-generation not only centres the experience of millions of women worldwide, but also that of wageless workers across past and present histories of capitalism.
How to Cite
LicenseAuthors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work for any purposs with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).