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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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Intersectionality Socialism Women of Colour

Towards an Anti-Racist Feminism

Towards an Anti-Racist Feminism Jenny Bourne Institute of Race Relations 1984 This pamphlet looks at the parallels between racism and women’s oppression and the struggles within feminism to overcome its own racism. Purchase the full text from the Institute of Race Relations. Feminism locates the oppression of women not merely in the individualised actions of men…

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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…