Childcare Struggles, Maternal Workers and Social Reproduction

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Spanning the United Kingdom, United States and Australia, this comparative study brings maternal workers’ politicized voices to the centre of contemporary debates on childcare, work and gender.

The book illustrates how maternal workers continue to organize against low pay, exploitative working conditions and state retrenchment and provides a unique theorization of feminist divisions and solidarities.

Bringing together social reproduction with maternal studies, this is a resonating call to build a cross-sectoral, intersectional movement around childcare. Maud Perrier shows why social reproduction needs to be at the centre of a critical theory of work, care and mothering for post-pandemic times.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherUniversity of Bristol Press
Number of pages148
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1529214925
ISBN (Print)978-1529214925
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2022


  • childcare, feminism, socialism, solidarity,social reproduction, workers, mothers


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