David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Social Criticism 30 (3):355-373 (2004)
In this article I use Baudrillard’s claim that systems of exchange are ontologically and historically prior to systems of production, and Arendt’s understanding of birth as the arrival of something both quite familiar and quite new into the world as the starting-points for a theory of labour as relation. Such a theory has the virtue of avoiding the problem, found in Marx, Arendt and elsewhere, that labour is both a vital feature of being human and yet a drudgery that will be absent from post-revolutionary society (in the case of Marx) or strictly relegated to the private realm (for Arendt). It also involves repositioning the work of social reproduction – of which women’s labour in giving birth is exemplary – as paradigmatic. Key Words: Hannah Arendt • Jean Baudrillard • labour • natality • production • symbol.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Patrick Murray (2000). Marx's “Truly Social” Labour Theory of Value: Part I, Abstract Labour in Marxian Value Theory. Historical Materialism 6 (1):27-66.
Anne O'Byrne (2004). Symbol, Exchange and Birth: Towards a Theory of Labour and Relation. Philosophy and Social Criticism 30 (3):355-373.
Simon Swift (2009). Hannah Arendt. Routledge.
G. A. Cohen (1983). More on Exploitation and the Labour Theory of Value. Inquiry 26 (3):309 – 331.
Ulrich Steinvorth (1976). I. Marx's Analysis of Commodity Exchange—a Reply to Carver. Inquiry 19 (1-4):99 – 108.
Henry Laycock (1999). Exploitation Via Labour Power in Marx. Journal of Ethics 3 (2):121--131.
C. J. Arthur (1978). I. Labour: Marx's Concrete Universal. Inquiry 21 (1-4):87 – 103.
Sean Sayers (2007). The Concept of Labor: Marx and His Critics. Science and Society 71 (4):431 - 454.
Terrell Carver (1980). I. Marx's Two-Fold Character of Labour. Inquiry 23 (3):349 – 352.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads4 ( #267,897 of 1,102,030 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #306,606 of 1,102,030 )
How can I increase my downloads?