The patriarchy of accumulation: homework, fieldwork and the production-reproduction nexus in rural Indonesia

Pattenden, Jonathan (2022) The patriarchy of accumulation: homework, fieldwork and the production-reproduction nexus in rural Indonesia. Canadian Journal of Development Studies. ISSN 0225-5189

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Abstract

This article argues that patriarchy expands capitalist accumulation by increasing surplus labour-time, lowering production costs, and dividing and controlling workers. Consequently, patriarchy increases profits, manages intra-capitalist competition, and impedes labour’s capacity to organise. Analysing how it does so can inform counter-strategies. Based on fieldwork in two West Java villages, the article analyses four forms of patriarchal accumulation: (i) reproductive labour underpinned by the ideology of housewifeization; (ii) the gendered production of cheap foodgrains; (iii) the production of street-food that reduces reproduction time and costs; and (iv) the extension of labour-time through low-waged homework squeezed into the rhythms of reproductive labour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: patriarchy,accumulation,social reproduction,class,indonesia
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2022 10:30
Last Modified: 24 May 2022 14:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/84469
DOI: 10.1080/02255189.2022.2054784

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