Social Reproduction Theory

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by Tithi Bhattacharya

Pluto Press

11/15/2017, paperback

SKU: 9780745399881


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.

"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!"

About the Author:

Tithi Bhattacharya is professor of South Asian history at Purdue University.