WOMAN'S CONSCIOUSNESS, MAN'S WORLD

WOMAN S CONSCIOUSNESS MAN S WORLD A groundbreaking contribution to debates on women s oppression and consciousness and the connections between socialism and feminism Examining feminist consciousness from various vantage points social
  • Title: WOMAN'S CONSCIOUSNESS, MAN'S WORLD
  • Author: Sheila Rowbotham
  • ISBN: 9780140217179
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • WOMAN'S CONSCIOUSNESS, MAN'S WORLD
    A groundbreaking contribution to debates on women s oppression and consciousness, and the connections between socialism and feminism Examining feminist consciousness from various vantage points social, sexual, cultural and economic Sheila Rowbotham identifies the social conditions under which it developed, showing how the roles women take on within the capitalist econA groundbreaking contribution to debates on women s oppression and consciousness, and the connections between socialism and feminism Examining feminist consciousness from various vantage points social, sexual, cultural and economic Sheila Rowbotham identifies the social conditions under which it developed, showing how the roles women take on within the capitalist economy have shaped ideas about family and sexuality.
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  • 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

  • 324 Comments

  • You ve got to love an outright polemic This is part memoir part manifesto It must have been so radical at the time it was published It made me realise how far women have come in the workforce that a lot of the book was no longer relevant I did laugh out loud when it said equal pay was expected in 1975 Indeed the Bill was and it did explain how difficult it would be to enact and everything she said has proven to be true.


  • This is a short book but there is SO much in here Rowbotham was ahead of her time, particularly in regards to intersectionality, and she doesn t get enough intellectual credit within the movement I think many of the problems Rowbotham identifies in this book are still very much in existence and even being fought over in our primaries Many of them are rooted in our economic system, as she describes It will be interesting to see how the election of a true progressive candidate such as Sanders migh [...]


  • Forty years later and women still don t have equal pay for equal work they re still prepared to run personal favors for the bosses they re still expected to do the bulk of the childcare and housework and if the current US political situation is any thing to go by, they re still denied access to contraception Something ain t right


  • I can see why this book was a landmark work in the 70s it is powerfully written and has important points to make However, maybe its because I m a history student I found it to be almost too rhetorical, and lacking in the contextual grounding that could make such a text great.



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