Paper $30.95 ISBN: 9781783603220 Published March 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783603237 Published April 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Marxism and Feminism

Edited by Shahrzad Mojab

Marxism and Feminism

Edited by Shahrzad Mojab

Distributed for Zed Books

320 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2015  
Paper $30.95 ISBN: 9781783603220 Published March 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783603237 Published April 2015 For sale in North and South America only
In this exciting new collection, scholars reassess historical debates about Marxism and feminism and seek out answers to the most pressing ideological questions in the field today. Using keyword organization for its contents, Marxism and Feminism presents a contemporary Marxist-feminist analysis grounded in a class-driven perspective that addresses capitalism, patriarchy, and racism. With contributions by both renowned scholars and exciting new voices across Asia, the Americas, and Europe, this book will be the foundational text for modern Marxist-feminist thought.

1 Introduction: Marxism and feminism
Shahrzad Mojab

Part One: Class and race in Marxism and feminism

2 Gender relations
Frigga Haug

3 The Marx within feminism
Frigga Haug

4 Building from Marx: reflections on ‘race’, gender and class
Himani Bannerji

Part Two: Marxist-feminist keywords

5 Democracy
Sara Carpenter

6 Financialization
Jamie Magnusson

7 Ideology
Himani Bannerji

8 Imperialism and primitive accumulation
Judith Whitehead

9 Intersectionality
Delia D. Aguilar

10 Labour-power
Helen Colley

11 Nation and nationalism
Amir Hassanpour

12 Patriarchy/patriarchies
Kumkum Sangari

13 Reproduction
Michelle Murphy

14 Revolution
Maryam Jazayeri

15 Standpoint theory
Cynthia Cockburn

16 Epilogue: gender after class
Teresa L. Ebert

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Review Quotes
Nina Power, author of One Dimensional Woman
Marxism and Feminism is a serious, nuanced collection that covers a great deal of ground in a clear and concise way. The essays here represent a profoundly warm, human way of thinking through some of the toughest political problems of our age. It will be of great use to anyone thinking seriously about the relationship between Marx and feminism, not to mention gender, race, class, intersectionality, patriarchy, work, and many other key topics today.”
Maria Mies, author of Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale
“The relationship between Marxists and feminists has always been problematic. But in these times of an ongoing crises of capitalism, when the whole world is looking for alternatives to the present destructive world system, Shahrzad Mojab's Marxism and Feminism is especially necessary today. I hope that many women and men read it.”
Radha D'Souza, University of Westminster
“Marxism and feminism are back! This book marks a refreshing return to basics after years spent in the wilderness of identity politics and the 'cultural turn.' Offering a rich synthesis of the key concepts in both schools of thought, the book provides a valuable resource for rethinking Marxism, feminism, a renewed project for human emancipation and, yes . . . revolution.”
Abigail B. Bakan, University of Toronto
Marxism and Feminism is an outstanding contribution to the shared project of scholar-activists across diverse disciplines and movements. The collection is both the result of, and a significant contribution to, a (re)emerging conversation—one that attends to, as Shahrzad Mojab succinctly notes, 'two major emancipatory projects.' The keywords approach is inspired, providing breadth and depth in a single, accessible, and highly engaged volume.”
Dorothy Smith, University of Victoria
“Reading this book made me aware of how much such a book is needed to awaken a dialogue between Marxism and feminism. I didn't agree with all that I read, but that's exactly what a book with this framework should do to awaken us.”
Against the Current
“An important addition to the body of radical analysis that left feminists can use to educate ourselves about old and new theoretical, political and methodological debates on the left. It also is a signal that such debates are receiving new energy in the 21st century by new generations of left feminist intellectuals and activists dissatisfied with the academic compromises that institutionalized feminism has made, and the failure to incorporate feminist insights into Marxist-inspired theory and politics.”
Sona Kazemi | Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies
“Reading this book, I was gripped by a feeling that it will mark a politically-necessary moment in the history of Women’s and Gender Studies as well as educational theories encompassing class, race, disability, sexuality and all axes of identity formation. . . . This book is a pedagogy—a form of resistance.”
Historical Materialism
“Reviving the revolutionary promise of feminist theory is vitally important if young people, a new generation of activists and scholars, are to imagine more than locally reforming their own communities—if they are to image their own revolutionary tide. . . . The concepts discussed in Marxism and Feminism do not try to bridge or reunite divergent theories of exploitation or oppression. Rather the authors in this collection use the tensions between feminism and Marxism to generate new terrains of investigation and struggle. . . . While the chapters are varied and complex, the book is held together by a commitment to dialectical inquiry and revolutionary feminist praxis.”
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