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By Sheila Rowbotham | Comments: ( 805 ) | Date: ( Jul 09, 2020 )

This classic book provides a historical overview of feminist strands among the modern revolutionary movements of Russia, China and the Third World Sheila Rowbotham shows how women rose against the dual challenges of an unjust state system and social sexual prejudice Women, Resistance and Revolution is an invaluable historical study, as well as a trove of anecdote and eThis classic book provides a historical overview of feminist strands among the modern revolutionary movements of Russia, China and the Third World Sheila Rowbotham shows how women rose against the dual challenges of an unjust state system and social sexual prejudice Women, Resistance and Revolution is an invaluable historical study, as well as a trove of anecdote and example fit to inspire today s generation of feminist thinkers and activists.


  • Title: Women, Resistance and Revolution: A History of Women and Revolution in the Modern World
  • Author: Sheila Rowbotham
  • ISBN: 9780394719542
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Sheila Rowbotham

Sheila Rowbotham born 1943 is a British socialist feminist theorist and writer.Rowbotham was born in Leeds in present day West Yorkshire , the daughter of a salesman for an engineering company and an office clerk From an early age, she was deeply interested in history She has written that traditional political history left her cold , but she credited Olga Wilkinson, one of her teachers, with encouraging her interest in social history by showing that history belonged to the present, not to the history textbooks.Rowbotham attended St Hilda s College at Oxford and then the University of London She began her working life as a teacher in comprehensive schools and institutes of higher or Adult education While attending St Hilda s College, Rowbotham found her syllabus with its heavy focus on political history to be of no interest to her Through her involvement in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and various socialist circles including the Labour Party s youth wing, the Young Socialists, Rowbotham was introduced to Karl Marx s ideas Already on the left, Rowbotham was converted to Marxism Soon disenchanted with the direction of party politics she immersed herself in a variety of left wing campaigns, including writing for the radical political newspaper Black Dwarf In the 1960s, Rowbotham was one of the founders and leaders of the History Workshop movement associated with Ruskin College.Towards the end of the 1960s she had become involved in the growing Women s Liberation Movement also known as Second wave feminism and, in 1969, published her influential pamphlet Women s Liberation and the New Politics , which argued that Socialist theory needed to consider the oppression of women in cultural as well as economic terms She was heavily involved in the conference Beyond the Fragments eventually a book , which attempted to draw together democratic socialist and socialist feminist currents in Britain Between 1983 and 1986, Rowbotham served as the editor of Jobs for Change, the newspaper of the Greater London Council from



Comments Women, Resistance and Revolution: A History of Women and Revolution in the Modern World

  • Adrian Colesberry

    I really enjoyed this book. Women revolutionaries are kind of double-subversive in that they are revolting against the primary injustice and then also revolting against the social assumption that men should be doing the revolting.


  • Maria

    Great overview of the women's rights movement.


  • Peter

    Sheila Rowbotham did a lot to initiate the early engagement between 1970s Women’s Liberation and the socialist feminist tradition in this sweeping history of, well, women in resistance and revolutionary movements in the modern world. In this history, she finds many patterns and problems that would emerge in the Women’s Liberation movement and continue to be with us to this day.The primary example of this is the difficult rhetorical and organizational balancing act between emphasizing women [...]


  • Rachel Siska

    This was an interesting book. It looked at feminism in a way that I have not seen before. She covered countries and groups of women I have never studied before. Unfortunately, I felt she occasionally dragged some topics on for too long. Also, it is important to remember this book was published in 1973, so it does not cover anything from the past four decades.


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