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Alberta Advantage Podcast

Jun 15, 2020

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How might we consider all the unwaged and unpaid work that goes on "behind the scenes" of waged labour? Why is it that the work that makes waged work possible in our society —like cooking, cleaning, and child-rearing— is rarely paid for by capital? How has the COVID-19 crisis made evident the importance of this labour, and how might we envision a society that accounts for this work in a fair and equitable manner? Join Team Advantage as they discuss social reproduction in the age of COVID-19.

Further reading:
Social Reproduction Theory: Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression - edited by Tithi Bhattacharya
Family, Economy & State: The Social Reproduction Process Under Capitalism - James Dickinson and Bob Russell
The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries - Kathi Weeks
Women and the Canadian Welfare State: Challenges and Change - Patricia Evans and Gerda Wekerle
A crisis like no other: social reproduction and the regeneration of capitalist life during the COVID-19 pandemic - Alessandra Mezzadri
Social Reproduction Theory in and beyond the Pandemic - Aaron Jaffe
Constituting Feminist Subjects - Kathi Weeks