| BEYOND THE FRAGMENTS|
Feminism and the Making of Socialism
by Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainwright
'A generation ago we wrote Beyond the Fragments. Inspired by the activism of the 1970s, and facing the imminent triumph of the right under Margaret Thatcher, we sought to apply our experiences as feminists to creating stronger bonds of solidarity in a new kind of movement.
Since then the obstacles facing us have grown formidably; deepening recession, environmental pollution, falling real wages and savage welfare cuts.
New forms of resistance have appeared, but how are they to coalesce? In our three new essays to this new edition we return to the fraught question of how to consolidate diverse upsurges of rebellion into effective, open democratic left coalitions.
'Beyond the Fragments offers precious resources, calm voices grounded in experience and the long perspective of present-day activists reflecting on past struggles. It will be a valuable contribution to "the movement" - which will be feminist, and anti-capitalist, and many other things too, if it is to change the world.' Interface.
'As a new generation of feminists on the revolutionary left, learning from the history of our movement is crucial. We need political mentors. Though some groups today trace their political lineage elsewhere, or perhaps dwell exclusively in the present, for me personally, and in Feminist Fightback, the impact the Women's Liberation Movement made on the British left is a foundational part of our own political heritage.' Alice Robson, Z-Net.
Paperback, 324 pages.
Published May 2013