Social Reproduction of Human Beings: A Feminist Perspective
Keywords:social reproduction, political economy, capitalism, domestic labour
AbstractThis lecture draws on classical political economy to explore the present capitalist tension between production, rent and profit on the one hand and social reproduction on the other. Far from glorifying care and domestic labour as the expression of women's self-sacrifice, feminist theorising on social reproduction is central to struggles over the re-definition of life and its 'common' sense.
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