Social Reproduction Theory
Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression
In this book, leading writers such as Lise Vogel, Nancy Fraser, David McNally and Susan Ferguson reveal the ways in which daily and generational reproductive labour, found in households, schools, hospitals and prisons, also sustains the drive for accumulation.
Presenting a more sophisticated alternative to intersectionality, these essays provide ideas which have important strategic implications for anti-capitalists, anti-racists and feminists attempting to find a path through the seemingly ever more complex world we live in.
Tithi Bhattacharya is a Marxist historian and activist, writing extensively on gender and the politics of Islamophobia. She has been active in movements for social justice throughout her life, spearheading campaigns across three continents. She is the Professor of South Asian History at Purdue University and the author of The Sentinels of Culture (OUP, 2005). She is on the editorial board of Spectre. She is the editor of Social Reproduction Theory (Pluto, 2017).
Foreword by Lise Vogel
1. Introduction: Mapping Social Reproduction Theory - Tithi Bhattacharya
2. Crisis of Care? On the Social-Reproductive Contradictions of Contemporary Capitalism - Nancy Fraser
3. Without Reserves - Salar Mohandesi and Emma Teitelman
4. How Not to Skip Class: Social Reproduction of Labor and the Global Working Class - Tithi Bhattacharya
5. Intersections and Dialectics: Critical Reconstructions in Social Reproduction Theory - David McNally
6. Children, Childhood and Capitalism: A Social Reproduction Perspective - Susan Ferguson
7. Mostly Work, Little Play: Social Reproduction, Migration and Paid Domestic Work in Montreal - Carmen Teeple Hopkins
8. Pensions and Social Reproduction - Serap Saritas Oran
9. Body Politics: The Social Reproduction of Sexualities - Alan Sears
10. From Social Reproduction Feminism to the Women's Strike - Cinzia Arruzza
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745399898
eBook ISBN: 9781786801586
135mm x 215mm