Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges by Kate Bezanson, Meg Luxton

By Kate Bezanson, Meg Luxton

Utilizing a feminist political financial system technique, members rfile the impression of present socio-economic guidelines on states, markets, families, and groups. counting on amazing empirical examine, they argue that ladies undergo the prices of and accountability for care-giving and express that the theoretical framework supplied via feminist analyses of social copy not just corrects the gender-blindness of such a lot fiscal theories yet indicates another that areas care-giving at its centre. during this illuminating examine, they problem feminist students to re-engage with materialism and political economic system to interact with feminism.

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Finally, while many have argued that patriarchy (a mode of reproduction) and capitalism (a mode of production) are two separate systems of domination operating in relation to each other (Hartmann 1979) and have described in careful detail the specific forms that women’s subordination has taken in different periods of capitalist development (Ursel 1992), they have failed to offer any analysis of patriarchy as a system, leaving the concept problematic and generating even more problematic politics.

In contrast to both liberal democracy and the socialism of the mid to late twentieth century in countries such as the ussr and China, liberation movements anticipated a radical socialist democracy based on self-determination and an economy in which workers controlled the products of their labours. It articulated an aspiration: an absence of oppression and exploitation and a potential for human individual and collective freedom that could not even be imagined under existing circumstances. This framework distinguished socialist feminism from the more dominant liberal feminism in several important ways.

While markets, states, and families remain the main institutional sites for social reproduction, a range of voluntary associations such as religious, philanthropic, self-help, or activist organizations and informal networks of friends, neighbours, and communities often also play important roles in social reproduction (Statistics Canada 1998a; Brock 2003; Luxton this volume). Such voluntary, non-governmental, and activist organizations often move beyond the direct provision of services to agitate for changes to existing state and/or employer-based contributions to social reproduction, demanding for example, better maternity and parental leaves or improved education and health-care services.

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