EMANCIPATORY FEMINISM IN THE TIME OF COVID-19, transformative resistance and social reproduction

: Satgar (V.) & Ntlokotse (R.) eds.

R 370.00
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246pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2023


Contributions include:

"Extractivism and Crises: Rooting development alternatives in emancipatory African socialist eco-feminism" by Samantha Hargreaves

"‘Our Existence is Resistance’: Women challenging mining and the climate crisis in a time of Covid-19" by Dineo Skosana and Jacklyn Cock

"Women and Food Sovereignty: Tackling hunger during Covid-19" by Courtney Morgan and Jane Cherry

"Quiet Rebels: Underground women miners and refusal as resistance" by Asanda-Jonas  Benya

"Nursing and the Crisis of Social Reproduction Before and During Covid-19" by Christine Bischoff

"Crises, Socio-Ecological Reproduction and Intersectionality: Challenges for Emancipatory Feminism" by Vishwas Satgar

"Contributors to this collection engage us in a timely conversation with Marxist, eco-socialist and indigenous perspectives, analysis and practice. In the intersecting crises capitalism has catapulted us into, it shares powerful forms of solidarity, resistance and ways of being." Pregs Govender, writer and author; former union educator; MP and human rights commissioner

"This volume illuminates the power of emancipatory feminist alternatives in a world of poly crisis. It reminds society that women-led agentic practices create transformative strategies for rethinking work, development and activism. The ideological resources it provides for intersectional movement building are invaluable." Khwezi Mabasa, Economic and Social Policy Lead at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Vishwas Satgar is an associate professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is the editor of the Democratic Marxism series, and is the principal investigator for the Emancipatory Futures Studies in the Anthropocene project and a democratic eco-socialist.

Ruth Ntlokotse is President of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and Deputy President of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa).