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Rai, Shirin M. and Goldblatt, Beth (2020) 'Introduction to the themed section: Law, harm and depletion through social reproduction.' European Journal of Politics and Gender, 3 (2). pp. 171-184.

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In this article, we outline an interdisciplinary exploration into the invisibilisation of social reproduction, most of which still continues to be done by women. In this introduction and themed section, we argue that the neglect of social reproduction has material costs for those responsible for it, which we theorise as ‘depletion through social reproduction’ (Rai et al, 2014) – and these costs are gendered. As a facet of governing processes, the law is important here. In this themed section, we examine the issue of law, harm and depletion through social reproduction to show how different strategies are already being used by individuals, households and communities to mitigate depletion and how this is being addressed (or not) at the policy and legal levels – local, national and international. To explore this issue, we have brought together sociologists, political economists and lawyers to develop insights that can be of value to political scientists and to the policy community.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: social reproduction; depletion; harm; law; state; mitigation; replenishment; transformation
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
ISSN: 25151088
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the article accepted for publication in European Journal of Politics and Gender. Themed Section: Vol. 3, no.2, published by Bristol University Press (2020). Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions. This is a post-acceptance version and should not be cited
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Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2023 17:12
Funders: Other

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