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Women, Resistance and Revolution

A History Of Women And Revolution In The Modern World (Radical Thinkers #8)

Sheila Rowbotham


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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 example fit to inspire today’s generation of feminist thinkers and activists.

Praise For Women, Resistance and Revolution: A History Of Women And Revolution In The Modern World (Radical Thinkers #8)

“Rowbotham is one of Britain’s most important, if unshowy, feminist thinkers, and a key figure of the second wave.” —Melissa Benn, Guardian
“Sheila’s early writing paved the way for feminist thought and scholarship in Britain.” —Lynne Segal

Verso, 9781781681466, 288pp.

Publication Date: January 14, 2014

About the Author

Sheila Rowbotham is Honorary Research Fellow in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences within the Faculty of Humanities at Manchester University and Visiting Fellow in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her many books include the James Tait Black–shortlisted Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love and Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century.