Far Than A Historical Subcategory, Women Have Been Driving Forces Behind World War Politics, Global Migration, Maternal Welfare, Sexual Revolution, And Modern Labor Movements In A Century Of Women, Renowned Historian Sheila Rowbotham Charts, Decade By Decade, The Changes In The Lives Of Women And The Ways They Themselves Have Uniquely Shaped History Since 1900 From Women Who Marched For The Vote, Stood On Picket Lines, Or Refused To Be Segregated, To Politicians, Poets, And Film Stars, Their Stories Are Told In Rich Detail.Throughout The Book Are Entertaining Essays On Body And Image, Popular Fiction, Lesbian Culture, The Automobile, Barbie Dolls, And A Final Section Gathers Biographies Of Four Hundred Notable Women Thoroughly Engrossing And Unrivaled In Scope, A Century Of Women Provides A Wealth Of Information On The Rich, Complex, And Tumultuous Lives Of The Women Who Have Left An Indelible Mark On Our Century.
Sheila Rowbotham born 1943 is a British socialist feminist theorist and writer.Rowbotham was born in Leeds in present day West Yorkshire , the daughter of a salesman for an engineering company and an office clerk From an early age, she was deeply interested in history She has written that traditional political history left her cold , but she credited Olga Wilkinson, one of her teachers, with encouraging her interest in social history by showing that history belonged to the present, not to the history textbooks.Rowbotham attended St Hilda s College at Oxford and then the University of London She began her working life as a teacher in comprehensive schools and institutes of higher or Adult education While attending St Hilda s College, Rowbotham found her syllabus with its heavy focus on political history to be of no interest to her Through her involvement in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and various socialist circles including the Labour Party s youth wing, the Young Socialists, Rowbotham was introduced to Karl Marx s ideas Already on the left, Rowbotham was converted to Marxism Soon disenchanted with the direction of party politics she immersed herself in a variety of left wing campaigns, including writing for the radical political newspaper Black Dwarf In the 1960s, Rowbotham was one of the founders and leaders of the History Workshop movement associated with Ruskin College.Towards the end of the 1960s she had become involved in the growing Women s Liberation Movement also known as Second wave feminism and, in 1969, published her influential pamphlet Women s Liberation and the New Politics , which argued that Socialist theory needed to consider the oppression of women in cultural as well as economic terms She was heavily involved in the conference Beyond the Fragments eventually a book , which attempted to draw together democratic socialist and socialist feminist currents in Britain Between 1983 and 1986, Rowbotham served as the editor of Jobs for Change, the newspaper of the Greater London Council from Wikipedia
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- A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United States in the Twentieth Century
- Sheila Rowbotham
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