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The Two Reproductions in (Feminist) Art and Theory since the 1970s

Vishmidt, Marina. September 2017. The Two Reproductions in (Feminist) Art and Theory since the 1970s. Third Text, 31(5), ISSN 1475-5297 [Article] (Forthcoming)

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This article will approach the optic of 'reproduction' in feminist theory and politics from two sides: (a) the discussion of social reproduction currently at the top of the agenda of materialist feminisms, that is as a specific modality of gendered, racialised and often unwaged labour; and (b) the sense in which social reproduction can be taken as the 'reproduction of the conditions of production', as in Louis Althusser’s analysis. In this second instance, the perpetuation of capitalist society and the individuals in it makes reproduction continuous with social production. These two approaches to the question of reproduction will be used to open a path to a sample of historical and contemporary art practices, readable either in terms of a feminist notion of reproduction as a spectrum of gendered tasks, or in terms of performing the impasses of a kind of social 'non-reproduction' that belongs to the second type, with the social reproduction perspective assuming the function of institutional or, perhaps, ‘infrastructural’ critique. The essay covers the period between the 1970s and the present.

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Keywords:

Marxist feminism, reproduction, domestic, satire, abolition, institution, infrastructure, biopolitics, labour

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Art
Centre for Cultural Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
15 March 2017Accepted
September 2017Published

Item ID:

20391

Date Deposited:

03 May 2017 13:59

Last Modified:

19 Jun 2017 11:45

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20391

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