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Anastasia Kalk
Feminist Care, Socialist Politics

23 2020

A Review of the Social Reproduction Theorycollection (2017).
Tithi Bhattacharya (ed.), London: Pluto Press



Among the key feminist debates ofthe last five years, the discussions about care and social reproductive labor are among the most promising. For the first time since the 1980s and the publication of the classic book by Carol Gilligan In a Different Voice [Gilligan 1982], the category of care reenters the primary stages of feminist thinking. The feminized practice of care is increasingly discussed by such philosophers as Sarah Ahmed or Judith Butler both emphasizing the centrality of caring work for society’s functioning. The collection of essays Social Reproduction Theory edited by Tithi Bhattacharya presents another compelling attemptto introduce care and socialreproductive labor as the constitutive elements of human life and the current sites of political resistance to capitalism