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Social reproduction

Wells (2009: 28) offers a simple definition, understanding social reproduction as the 'material and discursive practices which enable the production of a social formation and its members'. Meanwhile Katz (2001: 709) builds on the conventional understanding of social reproduction as biological reproduction of the labor force (both generationaly and on daily basis) through the acquisition and distribution of the means of existence, including food, shelter, clothing, health care etc., and makes the environmental, cultural and particularly political-economic aspects more pronounced. Hence, she views social reproduction as 'the material social practices through which people reproduce themselves on a daily and generational basis and through which the social relations and material bases of capitalism are renewed'.

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