Fri, 01 May 2020, 19:00
Join two heavyweights of social reproduction theory as they discuss the politics of life and death under capitalism.
Join Susan Ferguson and Tithi Bhattacharya as we kick off the ambitious ‘Radical May’ programme of round tables, talks and debates around the ideas that will transform the world to come.
The pandemic has shone a light on the importance of the Marxist concept of social reproduction theory. Engaging with feminist anti-work critiques, the speakers propose that women’s emancipation depends upon a radical reimagining of all labour and advocates for a renewed social reproduction framework as a powerful basis for an inclusive feminist politics.
Let’s talk about it!
Register through Eventbrite (click the ticket link below) to receive a link to the stream on the day of the event. It will start at 7pm BST / 2pm EST and 11am PT.
Susan Ferguson is Associate Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier, Canada.
Tithi Bhattacharya is a Marxist historian and activist. She is the Professor of South Asian History at Purdue University and on the editorial board of Spectre.
Women and Work: Feminism, Labour, and Social Reproduction by Susan Ferguson
Social Reproduction Theory: Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression by Tithi Bhattacharya
Both books are available with a free ebook from plutobooks.com with 50% off until the end of May. Enter the code ‘SUE50’ at the checkout to claim.
(The Canadian edition of Women and Work is here, from Between the Lines)
Check out the rest of the Radical May programme for more talks from a plethora of international radical publishers.