Against the Grain

Family Abolition

The call to abolish the family and liberate its members has been one of the central pillars of the radical left historically. Yet today that venerable tradition is almost forgotten, abandoned with the ebbing of the Sixties. Sophie Lewis renews the argument for abolishing the family and replacing it with collective forms of care. (Encore presentation.)

Resources:

Sophie Lewis, Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation Verso, 2022

Playlist

Artist Song Album Label
BiggabushIlu Baje (Sick State)Biggabush Presents Lightning Head: 13 Faces of Lightning HeadMERLIN - Tru Thoughts
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records
Deniece WilliamsI Believe In MiraclesNiecy (Expanded Edition)SME - Columbia/Legacy
SantanaEuropa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile)Les IndispensablesSony Music Media