I recently learned a new term – social reproduction. Upon learning the definition, I suspect you, like me, will think: “So that’s what social scientist call it.” In other words, while the term may be new to you, the concept is not.

In a 2016 interview with Dissent magazine, Nancy Fraser, a professor of philosophy and politics at The New School for Social Research, defined social reproduction as: “the creation and maintenance of social bonds.”

Social reproduction is the “social glue” that holds families and communities together. It consists of two parts. The first part is…

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