Against the Grain

Struggling Households

Reproductive politics — that is, the politics of keeping households fed, sheltered, educated, and cared for, as well as creating the next generation — are central to contemporary capitalism. And reproductive politics are fundamentally about class, race, and sexuality, as Laura Briggs argues.  She discusses why we should recognize the household as a key site of struggle for both left and right.


Laura Briggs, How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics: From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trump University of California Press, 2017

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