Social Reproduction of Human Beings: A Feminist Perspective

  • Antonella Picchio University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Keywords: social reproduction, political economy, capitalism, domestic labour

Abstract

This 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.

Author Biography

Antonella Picchio, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Professor of Political Economy, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
Published
2012-06-19
How to Cite
Picchio, A. (2012). Social Reproduction of Human Beings: A Feminist Perspective. feminists@law, 2(1). Retrieved from https://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/feministsatlaw/article/view/47
Section
Labour, Value and Precarity in the Age of Austerity