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Economics Labour Socialism

If Women Counted: A New Feminist Economics

If Women Counted: A NewFeminist Economics Marilyn Waring Bridget Williams Books 1988 From Wikipedia: If Women Counted is a book by New Zealand academic and former politician Marilyn Waring, that is regarded as the “founding document” of the discipline of feminist economics. The book is a groundbreaking and systematic critique of the system of national…

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History Labour Marxism Socialism

Capitalist Patriarchy and the Case for Socialist Feminism

Capitalist Patriarchy and theCase for Socialist Feminism Zillah R. Eisenstein Monthly Review Press 1978 Capitalist Patriarchy and the Case for Socialist Feminism is a 1978 anthology about socialist feminism edited by Zillah R. Eisenstein. Fourteen provocative papers on the oppression of women in capitalist countries, coupled with three articles on the subordinate position of women in two communist…

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Labour Marxism Socialism

Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism

Beyond the Fragments: Feminismand the Making of Socialism Sheila Rowbotham,Lynne Segal,Hilary Wainwright Merlin Press 1979 Three essays on revolutionary organisation by participants in the women’s liberation movement of the 1970s. The essays criticise the organisational theory and practice of revolutionaries, particularly those of the various Trotskyist organisations which were then in their ascendancy. They were…

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Labour Theory

The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique Betty Friedan WW Norton & Company 1963 From Wikipedia: The Feminine Mystique is a book by Betty Friedan that is widely credited with sparking the beginning of second-wave feminism in the United States. In 1957, Friedan was asked to conduct a survey of her former Smith College classmates for their 15th anniversary reunion; the results, in which she found…

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Essays Family Labour Research

More Than a Labour of Love: Three Generations of Women’s Work in the Home

More Than a Labour of Love:Three Generations ofWomen’s Work in the Home Meg Luxton The Women’s Press 1980 Based on participant observation and in-depth interviews, this book describes the work women do in their homes, caring for children and partners, and maintaining the house. It shows how their lives are shaped by domestic responsibilities and…