Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-Liberalism


Luxton, Meg, and Kate Bezanson, eds. 2006. Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-Liberalism. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Authors: Meg Luxton, Kate Bezanson


Using a feminist political economy approach, contributors document the impact of current socio-economic policies on states, markets, households, and communities. Relying on impressive empirical research, they argue that women bear the costs of and responsibility for care-giving and show that the theoretical framework provided by feminist analyses of social reproduction not only corrects the gender-blindness of most economic theories but suggests an alternative that places care-giving at its centre. In this illuminating study, they challenge feminist scholars to re-engage with materialism and political economy to engage with feminism. (Amazon)

Topics: Economies, Care Economies, Feminisms, Gender, Political Economies

Year: 2006

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