Keep up to date with recent publications on gender and Covid-19!

MMcKeon, Lauren. Women of the Pandemic: Stories from the Front Lines of Covid-19 (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 2021). $17.88.

Fascinating and personal portraits of Canadian women in the struggle with Covid-19, ranging from graduate students wrestling with the lockdowns of their institutions to women Black community leaders in Nova Scotia struggling to protect their communities.

Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong, The Privatization of Care: The Case of Nursing Homes (New York and London: Routledge, 2020). $52.58.  

Major collection based on feminist political economy and a multi-year transnational research project probes the world of institutionalized eldercare in six countries.

Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya and Nancy Fraser. Feminism for the 99% (London and New York: Verso, 2019). $10.24. 

The manifesto for a new feminism, translated into 30 languages and strongly influenced by social reproduction theory.

S.J. Ball  and Deborah Youdell. Hidden privatisation in public education (Brussels: Education International, 2008).. 

A factual examination of the transformation of the sphere of public education, in which women professionals predominate, with insights into how their work has been transformed under neoliberalism. 

Tithi Battacharya, ed. Social Reproduction Theory: Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression. (London: Pluto Press, 2017). $33.24.   

Major exposition of Social Reproduction Theory, with a critique of the ‘Intersectional’ alternative. 

Kate Bezanson and Meg Luxton, eds. Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neoliberalism. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006. $29.95. 

A significant collection outlining feminist political economy and social reproduction theory.

Susan Braedley and Meg Luxton, eds., Neoliberalism and Everyday Life. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010. $29.95.

Insightful examination of neoliberalism and gender relations.

Nancy Fraser,  Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis (London and New York: Verso, 2020). $24.23. 

Philosopher Nancy Fraser on the limitations of neoliberal feminism and how they might be overcome.  

Samaddar Ranabir, A Pandemic and the Politics of Life (Lucknow: Women Unlimited, 2021). ₹408.00 or $6.84.

A further reflection on India’s pandemic, with sage observations about its long-term lessons for all interested in social justice.

Eric Mykhalovskiy, Jacqueline Choiniere, Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong, eds. Health Matters: Evidence, Critical Social Science, and Health Care in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020). $38.66.

A collection that offers close analyses of neoliberalism in healthcare, with important feminist takes on midwifery, eldercare, and the obsession with quantitative evidence. 

Talia Lavin,  Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy (New York: Hachette, 2020). $32.79.  

Study of alt-right politics, with extensive discussions of the misogyny powering much of it.