Women, Resistance and Revolution
A History Of Women And Revolution In The Modern World
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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, A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United States in the Twentieth Century, Promise Of A Dream: Remembering the Sixties, and Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century. She has written for, among other newspapers, the Guardian, The Times, The Independent, New Statesman, and The New York Times. She lives in Manchester.
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.
; January 2014
288 pages; ISBN 9781781682005
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Title: Women, Resistance and Revolution
Author: Sheila Rowbotham
In the press
“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