[OPE-L:5103] Re: the creation of labour-power

Paul Cockshott (wpc@cs.strath.ac.uk)
Fri, 23 May 1997 02:55:54 -0700 (PDT)

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At 10:18 22/05/97 -0700, Michael Williams wrote:
>Jerry raises a number of interesting questions about the production of
>labour-power. The parenthetical remarks in Reuten and Williams 1989 (ch. 7,
>I think) are about the best I can do. I must confess I do not have any
>special claim to expertise in answering them, and indeed I am probably less
>well-equipped to say anything useful about these issues now than I was
>during the 'domestic labour debates' in the 1970s. Nor do I have the
>'space' to do any work on them now or in the foreseeable future. But I will
>have a stab at a few specific issues jerry raises:
>> For instance, is the
>> reproduction of the nuclear family and patriarchy systematically
>> necessary for the reproduction of capitalism or is it only contingently
>> required within particular capitalist social formations?

I agree with Mike Williams reply to this.

Paul Cockshott (wpc@cs.strath.ac.uk)