Social Reproduction Theory and the Socialist Horizon: Work, Power and Political Strategy

December 5, 2020
Social Reproduction Theory and the Socialist Horizon: Work, Power and Political Strategy

How do we integrate the theoretical underpinnings of SocialReproduction Theory (SRT) into our understanding of the socialharms inflicted upon us? How can we use it to inform our strugglesand affect societal change under capitalism?Integrating our understanding of productive and reproductivespheres and exploring the connection between identity-basedoppression and class exploitation, SRT has emerged as a powerfulMarxist frame for social analysis and political practice. In thisbook, Aaron Jaffe extracts SRT's radical potential, relying onrecent struggles, including the International Women's Strike andthe teachers' strikes, showing how we can use SRT to motivatesocialist politics and strategy.Using Social Reproduction Theory to appreciate distinctforms of social domination, this unique and necessary book willhave vital strategic implications for anti-capitalists,anti-racists, LGBT activists, disability activists andfeminists.