Wert-Abjektion als grundlegende Herrschaftsform des patriarchalen Kapitalismus – ‘Sorge(n)freie’ Gesellschaft als Resultat
The article delivers a contribution to theorise (the devaluation of ) care-work in patriarchal capitalism and to connect the theorization with the empirical analysis of the German ambulant care sector in neoliberal times. The central theorem of ‘value-abjection’ transforms Marxist value theory and conceptualizes the abjection of care work as constitutive mechanism of domination in patriarchal capitalism. Transferred to a concrete level of argumentation the theoretical perspective of value-abjection helps not only to analyse the structural tendency of abjection of care work. It also enables to identify empirically- concrete which specific aspects of care and for what reason are structured as abject.