Join author Susan Ferguson and Daniel Sarah Karasik for a discussion of Women and Work: Feminism, Labour and Social Reproduction.
When: 6pm on Tuesday, Feb. 25
Where: Tiki Room at the Tranzac club, 292 Brunswick Street
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In Women and Work Susan Ferguson traces the history of Western feminist theories of labour along three trajectories: equality, critical equality and social reproduction feminisms, producing a framework the helps clarify contemporary debates within social reproduction theory and better grasp the politics of the social reproduction strike. She proposes that the perspective that has dominated socialist feminism, critical equality feminism, has limited the scope and potential for socialist feminism to develop the sort of inclusive working class politics needed to move beyond the ravages of capitalism. By contrast, social reproduction feminism. whose theoretical foundations stretch back to 1820s Utiopian socialist feminism, advances a theory of work that broadens and complexifies our understanding of class and class struggle.
Susan Ferguson is Associate Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University and socialist feminist. She has written widely about social reproduction theory and is co-editor with Tithi Bhattacharya of the Pluto book series, Mapping Social Reproduction.
Daniel Sarah Karasik (they/them) is a writer in Toronto. Their recent writing on prison abolition, trans liberation, antisemitism, and socialist aesthetics appears in Briarpatch Magazine and elsewhere