«The reproduction of labour-power in the global economy, Marxist theory and the unfinished feminist revolution»
Reading for Jan. 27, 2009 UC Santa Cruz seminar «The Crisis of Social Reproduction and Feminist Struggle»
Women’s work and women’s labor are buried deeply in the heart of the capitalist social and economic structure.
(David Staples, No Place Like Home, 2006)
It is clear that capitalism has led to the super-exploitation of women. This would not offer much consolation if it had only meant heightened misery and oppression, but fortunately it has also provoked resistance. And capitalism has become aware that if it completely ignores or suppresses this resistance it might become more and more radical, eventually turning into a movement for self-reliance and perhaps even the nucleus of a new social order. (Robert Biel, The New Imperialism, 2000)
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