Tag: social reproduction

Capitalism’s life source: the domestic and social basis for exploitation

Tithi Bhattacharya responds to questions about her new book on social reproduction theory.

Social Reproduction Theory: going beyond Marx’s Capital

Colin Barker of Manchester rs21 spoke on 'Social Reproduction Theory: Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression' at the recent Historical Materialism conference in London.
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3 perspectives on rs21’s A Day Without Men

The day of discussion included sessions on Corbyn and ‘Corbynomics’, social reproduction and struggles for healthcare and housing, and repression and resistance in Catalonia.

Living with depression under capitalism

Kate Bradley looks at her experience of depression, the interplay of austerity and mental health problems, and the ambivalent role of state services

Review: The Politics of Everybody

Bill Crane reviews Holly Lewis' standout book on the relationship between capitalism and oppression. One of the most promising trends on the intellectual left in...

Social reproduction: from theory to practice

Sara Bennett discusses the relevance today of Lise Vogel's understanding of women's oppression and the dynamics of capitalism Lise Vogel's 1983 book Marxism and the...

What the Junior Doctors strike tells us about how to organise...

Rick Lighten looks at the lessons that other public sector workers can take from how the Junior Doctors have organised and discusses how a...

HM 2015: Social reproduction and intersectionality

The Historical Materialism conference that took place in London earlier this month continued important debates around social reproduction and intersectionality. Here, Colin Wilson introduces...

Echoes of eugenics in Osborne’s budget

Eugenics is alive and well - in the Tory budget. Nicholas Cimini explains why. Last week we saw the first all-Tory budget in almost two...

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale reply to Colin Wilson’s comments on...

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale continue a discussion on their article What gender does, responding to comments from Colin Wilson To situate our response to...

Latest articles

On the dissolution of the ISO

The US-based International Socialist Organization (ISO) has recently voted to dissolve itself. The rs21 Steering Group has collectively compiled the following piece in response.

We have to overthrow the system that is eating the planet

Mark Winter was present at the climate change protests in London on 19 April and reports on the sentiments and strategies of Extinction Rebellion (XR) as the group seeks to keep concerns about climate change at the forefront of public discourse.

NEU battles ahead – report from NEU conference

The first NEU conference set an ambitious course for boycotts and strikes over primary school testing, funding and pay, report rs21 delegates.

revolutionary reflections | Popular struggle in Indonesia: the spirit of Bandung

Following the recent Indonesian elections, in which the incumbent Jokowi defeated a descendent of the dictator Suharto, Frans Ari Prasetyo discusses the contradictions of the Jokowi government’s dependence on the World Bank and local capitalists.

Sudan’s revolutionary crisis

The revolution in Sudan gathers pace. Magdi el Gizouli analyses the contradictions at heart of the revolutionary crisis and what institutions and the social forces that will be necessary to resolve them.

The climate rebellion continues

Extinction Rebellion activists have held Waterloo Bridge in Central London for a second day (on Tuesday 16 April), as part of an international wave of protests calling for action on climate change. 

Hope and tragedy in April 1919

The Limerick Soviet (13 - 27 April 1919) was one manifestation of a wave of revolutionary crises that confronted British imperialism in the aftermath of WWI.

Review: Green Growth

Stephen Graham reviews Green growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives

To the climate strikers: thank you for teaching us a lesson

A message of thanks to the youth strikers taking to the streets to demand action on climate change around the world again today.

Join the climate strikes tomorrow

Tomorrow (Friday 12 April), there will be another wave of youth strikes for climate across the UK and the world.

Highlights

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green capitalism’: a critical review (Part I)

Today, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world have been taking part in climate strikes. Stephen Graham dissects the discourses of sustainability, Green capitalism and the Green economy.

The Communist Women’s Movement

As we mark International Women's Day (8 March), Estelle Cooch talks Darya Dyakonova and Mike Taber about the history of the Communist Women's Movement (1920-22).

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 3

In the concluding part of our serialisation of his 1978 essay on the state in capitalist society, Colin Barker considers the theory of the Permanent Arms Economy.

LGBT History in 21 pieces of music

For LGBT History Month, Colin Wilson presents a history of queer music in 21 tracks.

Yellow vests: Macron’s fuel tax was no solution to climate chaos

Why Macron's 'eco-tax' on fuel was never a fair or effective way to tackle climate change