This introduction speaks to political struggle and transformation on the terrain of social reproduction, as presented by the contributors to this special edition of CLCWeb. The concerns of this special issue include critical analysis of international, national and local policies contributing to the gendered, class and racialized dimensions of social reproduction; the articulation of mass movements around social reproductive needs and demands; insurgent forms of care, commoning and autonomous life-making from below and from the margins; the imbrication of immigration, racialization and social reproduction; coalition building between labor and reproductive struggles; ecological and human life between and beyond capitalist forms, and the collective ethical and affective possibilities arising through the lived experience of reproducing struggles.

While our introduction highlights the multiplicity of methods and experiences presented by our contributors, we also offer a synthetic perspective on the politics of social reproduction grounded in both mass struggle and transformative practices of community care in the midst of crisis and possibility.