A Conversation on The Feminist Subversion of the Economy

Translator from Territorio de Ideas – Liz Mason-Deese – will be discussing her recently translated book, The Feminist Subversion of the Economy, with its author Amaia Pérez Orozco, Verónica Gago (author of Feminist International and co-author of A Feminist Reading of Debt), and Kathi Weeks, as part of Red May. Friday, May 20, 2pm Eastern time. Watch on YouTube here.

More: The political response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the pressures on global capitalist economies has, once again, imposed the priority of markets over life. Add to this the climate crisis and, undoubtedly, the task of sustaining life continues to be privatized, made invisible. But what does a dignified life look like, especially one that transforms the gendered labor divisions and a racialized, exploitative feminized care economy that falls mainly on the shoulders of women—from the household to the wider effects of the capitalist economy on social reproduction? And how are these questions intimately connected with considerations of our environment? Taking as its point of departure Amaia Pérez Orozco’s forthcoming book, The Feminist Subversion of the Economy, this panel makes the connection between patriarchy, capitalism, and ecological crisis—and rallies women, the LGBTQ+ community, and movements worldwide to center gender and social reproduction in a vision for a just ecology and economy.

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