Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9780745399881 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745399898 Will Publish January 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Social Reproduction Theory

Remapping Class, Recentring Oppression

Edited by Tithi Bhattacharya

Social Reproduction Theory

Edited by Tithi Bhattacharya

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2
Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9780745399881 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745399898 Will Publish January 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Crystallizing the essential principles of social reproductive theory, this anthology provides long-overdue analysis of everyday life under capitalism. It focuses on issues such as childcare, healthcare, education, family life, and the roles of gender, race, and sexuality—all of which are central to understanding the relationship between exploitation and social oppression. Tithi Bhattacharya brings together some of the leading writers and theorists, including Lise Vogel, Nancy Fraser, and Susan Ferguson, in order for us to better understand social relations and how to improve them in the fight against structural oppression.
Contents
Acknowledgements
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
                Alan Sears
10 From Social Reproduction Feminism to the Women’s Strike
                Cinzia Arruzza
 
Notes
Index
 
Review Quotes
Rosemary Hennessy, Rice University
"This book is required reading for anyone interested in understanding the world in order to change it. Theoretically robust and empirically grounded chapters demonstrate the enduring value of a Marxist feminist approach that accounts for the reproduction of life and for gender and race oppression as crucial to capital accumulation, while also offering numerous examples of organized resistance. A welcome collection!"
 
Hester Eisenstein
"In recent years, scholars and activists seeking to unite Marxist and feminist approaches have converged on the field of social reproduction theory. According to Marx, capitalism requires, not only labor, as the commodity that produces surplus value, but also the economic and social structures, from the family to the state, that make the creation and re-creation of human labor possible. The varied and suggestive essays in this rich collection will be of great value, not only to newcomers to the field, but also to those already grounded in this rich arena for inquiry and organizing."
 
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