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Women and feminism: reading guide

Libcom.org's reading guide on feminism, women and women's struggles against patriarchy and capital.
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Jan 9 2013 15:32
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Joseph Kay
Jan 10 2013 08:44
Bump. This went live yesterday and has 220+ facebook likes already. We're working on some more reading guides for various things, as much as possible linking to stuff that's available online/on libcom so you can click-through.
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Steven.
Jan 10 2013 18:56
Joseph Kay wrote:
Bump. This went live yesterday and has 220+ facebook likes already. We're working on some more reading guides for various things, as much as possible linking to stuff that's available online/on libcom so you can click-through.
now 646!
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Red Marriott
Jan 10 2013 21:01
As you have the Grunwick's article in there you could also add this; http://libcom.org/library/tailoring-needs-garment-worker-struggles-bangl...
Dunno if videos are allowed in a reading guide, but; http://libcom.org/history/video-machinists-against-machine-bangladeshi-g...
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Nate
Jan 11 2013 04:51
Two book suggestions.
Rosalynd Baxandall and Linda Gordon, Dear Sisters - collection of documents from the much maligned 1960s women's liberation movement in the U.S.
The Feminist Memoir Project, first person accounts of activity in that same movement.
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ideas3
Jan 11 2013 20:51
Here's some historical readings for a section on
WOMEN'S ROLE IN UPRISINGS AND REVOLUTIONS:
E.P.Thompson, 'The Moral Economy of the English Crowd in the Eighteenth Century' and 'The Moral Economy Reviewed' in Customs in Common.
Barbara Clark Smith, 'Food Rioters and the American Revolution', William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 51, No1.
Olwen Hufton, Women and the Limits of Citizenship in the French Revolution.
Harriet Applewhite and Darlene Levy, Women and Politics in the Age of Democratic Revolution.
Harriet Applewhite and Darlene Levy, 'Women and Political Revolution in Paris' in Renate Bridenthal, Becoming Visible, Women in European History (1987 Edition).
Temma Kaplan, 'Women and communal strikes in the crisis of 1917-1922' in Women Becoming Visible, Women in European History (1987 Edition).
Ute Daniel, The War from Within: German Women in the First World War.
Keith Allen, 'Food and the German Home-Front' and Simonetta Ortaggi, 'Italian Women During the Great War' in Gail Braybon, Evidence, History and the Great War.
Temma Kaplan, 'Female Consciousness and Collective Action: The Case of Barcelona, 1910-1918', Signs, Vol.7.
Beverley Engel, 'Subsistence Riots in Russia during World War One', Journal of Modern History, Vol.69.
Choi Chatterjee, Celebrating Women; Gender, Festival, Culture and Bolshevik Ideology.
Lynne Viola, 'Babi Bunty and Peasant Women's Protests during Collectivisation', Russian Review, Vol.45.
M.Bahati Kuumba, Gender and Social Movements (on women's crucial role in the US Civil Rights and the anti-apartheid movement).
As well as women's leading role in the above uprisings and revolutions, it has also been argued that women led the uprisings that created the first human culture, in the form of hunter-gatherer egalitarianism. Such theories are controversial. However the Radical Anthropology Group has collated a large range of evidence from anthropology, primatology, mythic narratives, evolutionary biology and archaeology supporting this theory, e.g:
Chris Knight, 'Solidarity and Sex', 'Sex and the Human Revolution'.
Chris Knight, Camilla Power, Ian Watts, 'The Human Symbolic Revolution', The Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Vol.5, p75ff.
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wojtek
Jan 12 2013 11:39
Postrevolutionary pioneer: Anarchist María Luisa Marín and the Veracruz renters' movement - A history of the Mexican anarchist María Luisa Marín and the 1922 Veracruz Renters' Movement by Andrew Grant Wood.
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