We'll be discussing the topic of gendered oppression and hierarchy in capitalism. We'll be looking at what it means to counter gender oppression from a socialist orientation and explore how gender relations have existed historically in various political-economies and the corresponding ideological rationalities that have propped up inequalities. We ask that everyone do as much of the assigned reading as they can, especially if they intend to participate in the discussion. You can find the syllabus at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByDn7a3Vm__FdF9LMUZfQmtBc05xa1ZnblRuTGdONVExdDNj/
The readings are:
Barbara Ehrenreich's classic, "What is Socialist-Feminism?"
An interview with Stephanie Coontz on "Capitalism and the Family"
And if people have the time, I also highly recommend the essay by Johanna Brenner and Maria Ramas, included in our further reading list, for a more in depth look at the history of gender in America.
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