Socialist/Marxist Feminism

Discover feminist texts on socialism and marxism written between 1965-1995.

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…

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…

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…

Money Sex and Power: Toward a Feminist Historical Materialism

Money Sex and Power: Toward aFeminist Historical Materialism Nancy C.M. Hartsock Longman New Yorkand London 1983 Developing the concept of a feminist standpoint rooted in women’s daily, sensuous life activity, Money, Sex, and Power cogently and movingly explores the interweavings of epistemology, community, sexuality, and power. Hartsock examines the worldview-structuring aspects of gender in order…

Women in Soviet Society: Equality, Development, and Social Change

Women in Soviet Society: Equality,Development, and Social Change Gail Warshofsky Lapidus University of CaliforniaPress 1978 From the earliest years of the Soviet regime, deliberate transformation of the role of women in economic, political, and family life aimed at incorporating female mobilization into a larger strategy of national development. Addressing a neglected problem in the literature…

Women, Race and Class

Women, Race and Class Angela Davis Randomhouse 1981 Ranging from the age of slavery to contemporary injustices, this groundbreaking history of race, gender and class inequality by the radical political activist Angela Davis offers an alternative view of female struggles for liberation. Tracing the intertwined histories of the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements, Davis examines…

Women, Resistance and Revolution

Women, Resistance andRevolution Sheila Rowbotham Penguin Books 1972 In women, Resistance and Revolution Sheila Rowbotham has produced a wide-ranging survey of the roots of inequality and of the long but sporadic struggle to overcome it. Her narrative extends from the seventeenth century to present-day Vietnam, showing how certain women have struggled, in both revolutionary and…

Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse

Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse Rosemary Hennessy Routledge Londonand New York 1993 Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse confronts the impasses in materialist feminist work on rethinking ‘woman’ as a discursively constructed subject. The book looks at the problem of examining critically the social dimensions on which theories of discourse are premised:…

The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution

The Dialectic of Sex: TheCase for Feminist Revolution Shulamith Firestone William Morrow 1970 From Wikipedia: This book was written over a few months when Firestone was 25. In it, she argues that the “sexual class system” predates and runs deeper than any other form of oppression, and that the eradication of sexism will require a radical reordering of…

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…