Clara Zetkin (1857-1933) was a German Marxist theorist who tirelessly advocated for women's rights. In her writings, Clara Zetkin describes the political process that ultimately allowed for 'socialised reproduction' - namely the establishment by the Soviet Revolutionary government of communal kitchens, laundries and child care facilities. This updated edition brings Zetkin's writings to the masses, edited by Marxist historian Philip S. Foner and with a foreword by renowned writer and activist Angela Davis.
In this wide-ranging and insightful work, Soma Marik defends the legacy of the Bolshevik Revolution, arguing against many of its detractors that the early communist regime was centrally concerned with both the liberation of women and the expansion of democracy. Soma Marik teaches Women's Studies and History at Jadavpur University.
Contemporary political theory has become alienated from politics. It often neither discusses concrete political events nor touches the world of political action. Stephen Eric Bronner wants to change that, and Ideas in Action takes a bold step in that direction. With elegance and power, Bronner surveys 20th century political traditions. In the process, he places theories and thinkers in their social, historical, and political contexts. His sweeping presentation is organized into four imaginatively articulated phases that signal the direction of political thinking in the twentieth century. Offering distinctive interpretations and criticisms, presenting a new internationalist perspective, Bronner imbues the text with original voices and primary sources from Adorno to Zetkin.
Labeled “Amazons” by the national press, women played a central role in the Huk rebellion, one of the most significant peasant-based revolutions in modern Philippine history. As spies, organizers, nurses, couriers, soldiers, and even military commanders, women worked closely with men to resist first Japanese occupation and later, after WWII, to challenge the new Philippine republic. But in the midst of the uncertainty and violence of rebellion, these women also pursued personal lives, falling in love, becoming pregnant, and raising families, often with their male comrades-in-arms. Drawing on interviews with over one hundred veterans of the movement, Vina A. Lanzona explores the Huk rebellion from the intimate and collective experiences of its female participants, demonstrating how their presence, and the complex questions of gender, family, and sexuality they provoked, ultimately shaped the nature of the revolutionary struggle. Winner, Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize for the best history book written by a resident of Hawaii, sponsored by Brigham Young University–Hawaii
A collection of speeches and writings by political activist Angela Davis which address the political and social changes of the past decade as they are concerned with the struggle for racial, sexual, and economic equality.
ÒAn excellent introduction to an early socialist . . . Ó ÑThe Book ReaderÒI thank Alfred Meyer for making Lily Braun available to us again.Ó ÑDiane Shooman, WomenÕs Studies International ForumThis anthology makes available for the first time in English a sampling of the writings of Lily Braun (1865Ð1916), a prominent German feminist and socialist whose ideas were ahead of her time. A companion volume to MeyerÕs fine intellectual biography of Braun, this book underlines the relevance of BraunÕs ideas to the concerns of the womenÕs movement of our own day.