All previous capitalism must have been a kind of party for the dispossessed. Or perhaps there was a golden age in which workers and capital lived happily together. It is true that, for some nostalgic leftists, Welfare State capitalism is the highest peak to Iceland Phone Number List which we can aspire, which can only start from an idealization – in which countries, for how long, for which social fringes did it work, at who was left out. In Spain, for example, we can only speak of an underdeveloped Welfare State; In other countries like the United States, the black Iceland Phone Number List working class was excluded from this world of stability.
And was it not built at the cost of the Iceland Phone Number List subjection and subordination of women in households to their bosses, husbands or fathers? Don't forget that, as Melinda Cooper explains in Family Values ,In many Western countries, the socioeconomic Iceland Phone Number List order after the Second World War was articulated around the so-called “Fordist family wage” – the man who provides sustenance for his wife and children –, which functioned as a mechanism for the Iceland Phone Number List normalization of sexual and gender relations , and that precisely contributed to structuring the organization of work based on the divisions of race, gender and class.
In the case of the United States –Europe would experience something similar through migrations from former colonies–, this was achieved by excluding African-American men from family wages and relegating African-American women to cheap and Iceland Phone Number List domestic labor at the service of white households or in agriculture. Those who are nostalgic for another ideal must be reminded of these issues: the factory worker subject, white and with the woman at home. They could indeed blame feminism for helping to liquidate this order with its fight against Iceland Phone Number List the male breadwinner model and the Fordist family, as long as they think that women should recover their old role – and that this order should recover regardless of the standard of living. of migrants and racialized people.