Threads through Time: Writings on History and Autobiography, and Politics



Threads through Time: Writings on History and Autobiography, and PoliticsMuch Has Changed In The Women S Movement Since The Early S Since That Time, Sheila Rowbotham Has Observed And Commented On Women S Changing Roles From Both A Personal And A Historical Perspective Here She Gathers Nearly A Quarter Of A Century Of These Writings Among Them Are A Reflection On Writing History With A Subjective Awareness Of Class, Gender, And Race A Personal Essay On Growing Up As A Subversive In The Conformist S And A Look At How Self Image Was Addressed In The Early Years Of Women S Liberation Interwoven Throughout These Essays Are The Threads Of Rowbotham S Compassionate Wisdom As She Encourages Us To Remember The Past, Care About Each Other, And Pay Attention To Our Own Lives

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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  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • Threads through Time: Writings on History and Autobiography, and Politics
  • Sheila Rowbotham
  • English
  • 03 December 2018
  • 0140275541

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