Work Packages

Find out more about the different work packages the ‘Laws of Social Reproduction’ research project team will be working on by exploring the pages below:
Normative

Our research project offers four main work packages in placing varied forms of reproductive labour along the market-marriage continuum. Work package one is the normative package, which aims to:

  • Articulate a materialist feminist theory of reproductive labour;
  • Revitalise feminist legal theory on the economy through a distributional analysis of the laws of social reproduction.
Empirical

Our research project offers four main work packages in placing varied forms of reproductive labour along the market-marriage continuum. Work package two is the empirical package, which aims to:

Consolidate and supplement, through new empirical research, the study of the political economies and legal ethnographies of:

  1. Sex work
  2. Bar dancing
  3. Commercial surrogacy
  4. Paid domestic work
  5. Unpaid domestic work

With the aim of improving women’s economic bargaining power.

Regulatory/Policy

Our research project offers four main work packages in placing varied forms of reproductive labour along the market-marriage continuum. Work package three is the regulatory/policy package, which aims to:

Catalogue for each sector:

  • innovative economic models,
  • legal and governance tools,
  • policy proposals (including local experimental measures and radical blue-sky ideas)

With the aim of enhancing women’s economic bargaining power.

Political Impact

Our research project offers four main work packages in placing varied forms of reproductive labour along the market-marriage continuum. Work package four is the political impact package, which aims to:

  • Shift political sensibilities by dissolving discursive and policy silos between these sectors.
  • Build solidarities.