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"Social Reproduction and the Constitution of a Gendered Political Economy"

by Bakker, Isabella (2007)


This review essay outlines and compares several recent contributions in feminist political economy with particular emphasis on the renaissance of the concept of social reproduction. 1 Most definitions of social reproduction relate to three aspects:(a) biological reproduction of the species, and the conditions and social constructions of motherhood;(b) the reproduction of the labour force which involves subsistence, education and training; and (c) the reproduction and provisioning of caring needs that may be wholly privatised within families …

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Feminism, Feminist Theory, Women'S Work, Gendered Labour, Female Labour, Feminist Economics, Feminist Political Economy, Social Reproduction, Canadian Context, Family, Care Work


Social Reproduction, Feminist Political Economy

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