The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory expounds the development of critical theory from its founding thinkers to its contemporary formulations in an interdisciplinary setting. It maps the terrain of a critical social theory, expounding its distinctive character vis-a-vis alternative theoretical perspectives, exploring its theoretical foundations and developments, conceptualising its subject matters both past and present, and signalling its possible future in a time of great uncertainty. Taking a distinctively theoretical, interdisciplinary, international and contemporary perspective on the topic, this wide-ranging collection of chapters is arranged thematically over three volumes: Volume I: Key Texts and Contributions to a Critical Theory of Society Volume II: Themes Volume III: Contexts This Handbook is essential reading for scholars and students in the field, showcasing the scholarly rigor, intellectual acuteness and negative force of critical social theory, past and present.

Gender and Social Reproduction1

Gender and Social Reproduction1

Gender and Social Reproduction
Amy De'Ath

In 2012, the materialist feminist LIES collective wrote, ‘everything we write will be used against us’.2 They had good reason to be wary, for not only have materialist-and Marxist-feminisms been stifled, since their beginnings in Italy in the early 1970s, by a poststructuralist investment in the linguistic and the discursive in the wake of May 1968 and its failures. The happy re-emergence of what is becoming known by the more expansive moniker of social reproduction theory meets its predictable checkpoints today in a male-dominated Marxian theory where any departure from a purely economistic approach to the critique of political economy is treated with suspicion or as so-called ‘soft’ theory.3 On the other ...

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