Marx, Women, and Capitalist Social Reproduction

Marx, Women, and Capitalist Social Reproduction Marxist Feminist Essays - Historical Materialism Book Series

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Synopsis

In Marx, Women and Capitalist Social Reproduction, Martha E. Giménez offers a distinctive perspective on social reproduction which posits that the relations of production determine the relations of social reproduction, and which links the effects of class exploitation and location to forms of oppression predominantly theorised in terms of identity. Grounding her analysis in Marx's theory and methodology, Giménez examines the relationship between class, reproduction and the oppression of women in different contexts such as the reproduction of labour power, domestic labour, feminisation of poverty, and reproductive technologies. Because most people, whether members of dominant or oppressed groups, are working class, she argues that the future of feminist politics is inextricably tied to class politics and the fate of capitalism.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781642590470
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Imprint: Haymarket Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 335.4
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 400
Weight: 576g
Height: 153mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 26mm