Nearly thirty years after its initial publication, Marxism and the Oppression of Women remains an essential contribution to the development of an integrative theory of gender oppression under capitalism. Lise Vogel revisits classical Marxian texts, tracking analyses of “the woman question” in socialist theory and drawing on central theoretical categories of Marx's Capital to open up an original theorisation of gender and the social production and reproduction of material life. Included in this edition are Vogel's article, “Domestic Labor Revisited” (originally published in Science & Society in 2000) which extends and clarifies her main theoretical innovations, and a new Introduction by Susan Ferguson and David McNally situating Vogel's work in the trajectory of Marxist-feminist thought over the past forty years.
About the Author
Lise Vogel, a veteran of the U.S. civil-rights and women’s-liberation movements, is Professor (retired) of Sociology at Rider University and the author of numerous books and articles. Before becoming a sociologist, she had an earlier career in art history.Susan Ferguson, Ph.D. (1996), Wilfrid Laurier University, is Associate Professor of Contemporary Studies and Journalism at the Brantford, Ontario campus of that university. She has published in the area of socialist feminism, children's culture, and journalism studies.David McNally, Ph.D. (1983) is Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto and the author of six books, including Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism (Brill, Historical Materialism Book Series, 2011).
Table of Contents
Capital, Labour-Power, and Gender-Relations: Introduction to the Historical Materialism Edition of Marxism and the Oppression of Women, Susan Ferguson and David McNallyPreface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction PART ONE: SOCIALIST FEMINISM2. A Decade of Debate 3. Socialist Feminism and the Woman-Question PART TWO: MARX AND ENGELS4. Early Views 5. Marx: The Mature Years 6. Engels: A Defective Formulation PART THREE: THE SOCIALIST MOVEMENT7. The Second International 8. Toward Revolution PART FOUR: FROM THE WOMAN-QUESTION TO WOMEN’S LIBERATION9. A Dual Legacy 10. The Reproduction of Labour-Power 11 Beyond Domestic Labour Appendix. Domestic Labour RevisitedReferences Index