Tithi Bhattacharya

teaches history at Purdue University. Her first book, The Sentinels of Culture: Class, Education, and the Colonial Intellectual in Bengal (Oxford, 2005), is about the obsession with culture and education in the middle class. Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Asian Studies, South Asia Research and New Left Review, and she is currently working on a book project entitled Uncanny Histories: Fear, Superstition and Reason in Colonial Bengal.

Beyond Lean-In: For a Feminism of the 99% and a Militant International Strike on March 8

Beyond Lean-In: For a Feminism of the 99% and a Militant International Strike on March 8

The kind of fem­i­nism we seek is already emerg­ing inter­na­tion­al­ly, in strug­gles across the globe: from the women’s strike in Poland again­st the abor­tion ban to the women’s strikes and march­es in Lat­in Amer­i­ca again­st male vio­lence; from the mas­sive women’s demon­stra­tion of the last Novem­ber in Italy to the protests and the women’s strike in defense of repro­duc­tive rights in South Korea and Ire­land.

How Not To Skip Class: Social Reproduction of Labor and the Global Working Class

How Not To Skip Class: Social Reproduction of Labor and the Global Working Class

The key to devel­op­ing a suf­fi­cient­ly dynam­ic under­stand­ing of the work­ing class, I will argue, is the frame­work of social repro­duc­tion. In think­ing about the work­ing class, it is essen­tial to rec­og­nize that work­ers have an exis­tence beyond the work­place. The the­o­ret­i­cal chal­lenge there­fore lies in under­stand­ing the rela­tion­ship between this exis­tence and that of their pro­duc­tive lives under the direct dom­i­na­tion of the cap­i­tal­ist. The rela­tion­ship between the­se spheres will in turn help us con­sid­er strate­gic direc­tions for class strug­gle.