Mode of (re-)production and women's oppression in capitalism

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I. Capitalist Relations of Production

II. Necessary and Surplus Labour Time: The working Day

Labour power as commodity

The value of labour power and workers wages

III. Social Reproduction

Maintenance and renewal of workers

Subsistence and care of non-working members of the family

Reproduction of the labour force through generation changes

IV. The Domestic Labour Debates

V. The Oppression of Women


social reproduction

sexual division of labour

value of labour power: use value and exchange value

women's unpaid labour

wages in Marx

women's oppression

exploitation and oppression

Text of presentation

Reading materials:

Capital, Labour-Power, and Gender-Relations: Introduction to the Historical Materialism Edition of Marxism and the Oppression of Women Susan Ferguson and David McNally [1]

The Obsolescence of Housework by Angela Davis

Alexandra Kollontai, Communism and the Family