Marxism and the Oppression of Women

Marxism and the Oppression of Women Toward a Unitary Theory - Historical Materialism Book Series

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Synopsis

Lise Vogel revisits classical Marxian texts, tracking analyses of 'the woman question' in socialist theory and drawing on central theoretical categories of Marx's Capital to open up an original theorisation of gender and the social production and reproduction of material life. Includes Vogel's article, 'Domestic Labor Revisited' which extends and clarifies her main theoretical innovations.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781608463404
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Imprint: Haymarket Books
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 335.4082
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xl, 215
Weight: 366g
Height: 230mm
Width: 154mm
Spine width: 13mm