A groundbreaking contribution to debates on women’s oppression and consciousness, and the connections between socialism and feminism. Examining feminist consciousness from various vantage points – social, sexual, cultural and economic – Sheila Rowbotham identifies the social conditions under which it developed, showing how the roles women take on within the capitalist economy have shaped ideas about family and sexuality.
“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
About the Author:
Sheila Rowbotham who helped to start the Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain, is an Honorary Fellow at Manchester and Bristol universities. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her many books include Dreamers of a New Day; Edward Carpenter; and Women, Resistance and Revolution.