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Family Abolition: Capitalism and the Communizing of Care

Family Abolition: Capitalism and the Communizing of Care

Current price: $22.95
Publication Date: June 10th, 2023
Pluto Press
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About the Author

M.E. O’Brien is a leading voice of revolutionary queer politics. She works as a Community Oral History Coordinator at the New York Public Library, and is a core member of the editorial collective for Pinko magazine. Her work has been published in the book Transgender Marxism and the journal Endnotes.

Praise for Family Abolition: Capitalism and the Communizing of Care

'Bringing impressive erudition to a vast subject, O'Brien takes a debate to new frontiers, illuminating how a family in perpetual crisis fuels racism and violence. From Oaxaca to Minneapolis, Family Abolition shows "insurgent reproduction" preparing a world of "red love".'
Peter Drucker, author of Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anticapitalism

'M.E. O'Brien tells us exactly how the family has delivered human survival throughout modern history even as it has served the needs of capital accumulation, cis-hetero-patriarchy, and the colonial state. Here is an accessibly written distillation of two centuries worth of reproductive class struggle; a revived vision of revolutionary "beloved community" for an age of climate catastrophe and permanent pandemics. Spread this book around, and start communizing care!'
Sophie Lewis, author of 'Abolish the Family'