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PART I: A FEMINIST, MARXIST ANALYSIS OF THE OPPRESSION OF WOMEN
 
PART I: A FEMINIST, MARXIST ANALYSIS OF THE OPPRESSION OF WOMEN
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Introduction: A new mass movement has become aware of the oppression of women
 
Introduction: A new mass movement has become aware of the oppression of women
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How do we explain violence against women as historical materialists?
 
How do we explain violence against women as historical materialists?
  
 
    • We refuse a naturalizing explanation
 
    • We refuse a naturalizing explanation
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    • We analyze our societies (and our identities) as historically constructed, made hierarchical by race, class and gender
 
    • We analyze our societies (and our identities) as historically constructed, made hierarchical by race, class and gender
  
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    • Material context. Sexual division of labor
 
    • Material context. Sexual division of labor
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    • Importance of social reproduction
 
    • Importance of social reproduction
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    • The role of the family
 
    • The role of the family
  
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    • Reserve Industrial Army
 
    • Reserve Industrial Army
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    • Sexual segregation of the labor market
 
    • Sexual segregation of the labor market
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    • Social reproduction as a challenge in the class struggle
 
    • Social reproduction as a challenge in the class struggle
  
 
2 updates in the context of neoliberal globalization
 
2 updates in the context of neoliberal globalization
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    • Feminization of the world of work
 
    • Feminization of the world of work
    • Reproduction crisis and globalization of the breeding chain
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    • Reproduction crisis and globalization of the reproductive chain
  
 
PART II - GENDER, SEXUALITY, INTERSECTIONALITY
 
PART II - GENDER, SEXUALITY, INTERSECTIONALITY
 
The current mononuclear family
 
The current mononuclear family
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    • Gendering people
 
    • Gendering people
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    • The use of violence
 
    • The use of violence
  
 
The symbolic side of oppression. Androcentrism
 
The symbolic side of oppression. Androcentrism
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The oppression of women in the public / political domain
 
The oppression of women in the public / political domain
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The transversality of the struggles
 
The transversality of the struggles
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intersectionality
 
intersectionality
  
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Late 19th - early 20th century:
 
Late 19th - early 20th century:
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    • Positions within the labor movement
 
    • Positions within the labor movement
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    • The rise of liberal feminism in Europe
 
    • The rise of liberal feminism in Europe
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    • Feminism in the dominated countries
 
    • Feminism in the dominated countries
  
 
1960s-70s: The Second Feminist Wave
 
1960s-70s: The Second Feminist Wave
The different currents: radical feminism, materialist feminism, differentialist feminism, socialist feminism
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The different currents:  
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radical feminism,  
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materialist feminism,  
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differentialist feminism,  
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socialist feminism
  
 
Recent feminist currents:
 
Recent feminist currents:
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    • Ecofeminism
 
    • Ecofeminism
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    • Postcolonial feminism
 
    • Postcolonial feminism
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    • Queer and trans feminism
 
    • Queer and trans feminism
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    • Social Reproduction feminism  
 
    • Social Reproduction feminism  
  
 
Conclusions – liberation strategies
 
Conclusions – liberation strategies
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* Excerpts from [['''Friedrich Engels''', Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State]]  
 
* Excerpts from [['''Friedrich Engels''', Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State]]  
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* [http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article2407 What is ecofeminism? Interview with Yayo Herrero]
 
* [http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article2407 What is ecofeminism? Interview with Yayo Herrero]
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* [https://4edu.info/images/d/d3/Kumari_Jayawardena.pdf Extract from: Kumari Jayawardena: 'Feminism and nationalism in the third world', chapter 4: Women's struggles and "emancipation from above" in Iran]
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* [https://4edu.info/images/f/f9/Tithi_Bhattacharya.pdf Extracts: Tithi Bhattacharya, "Introduction: Mapping SRT" in Social Reproduction Theory & "How not to skip class: social reproduction of labor and the global working class".]

Latest revision as of 14:11, 7 August 2018

YOUTH SCHOOL 2018 - OUTLINE - THE LIBERATION OF WOMEN

PART I: A FEMINIST, MARXIST ANALYSIS OF THE OPPRESSION OF WOMEN

Introduction: A new mass movement has become aware of the oppression of women

How do we explain violence against women as historical materialists?

    • We refuse a naturalizing explanation

    • We analyze our societies (and our identities) as historically constructed, made hierarchical by race, class and gender

A small overview of the history of Europe – with notes on other continents

Conclusion: Gender inequality is universal

What do Marx and Engels say about this? "The origin of family, private property and the state". What is interesting, is the methodological approach.

    • Material context. Sexual division of labor

    • Importance of social reproduction

    • The role of the family

What do recent archaeological studies say about the origin of oppression?

Marxism and women's oppression today - socialist feminism

    • Reserve Industrial Army

    • Sexual segregation of the labor market

    • Social reproduction as a challenge in the class struggle

2 updates in the context of neoliberal globalization

    • Feminization of the world of work

    • Reproduction crisis and globalization of the reproductive chain

PART II - GENDER, SEXUALITY, INTERSECTIONALITY The current mononuclear family

    • Gendering people

    • The use of violence

The symbolic side of oppression. Androcentrism

The oppression of women in the public / political domain

The transversality of the struggles

intersectionality

PART III - WOMEN'S LIBERATION STRUGGLES

Late 19th - early 20th century:

    • Positions within the labor movement

    • The rise of liberal feminism in Europe

    • Feminism in the dominated countries

1960s-70s: The Second Feminist Wave

The different currents:

radical feminism,

materialist feminism,

differentialist feminism,

socialist feminism

Recent feminist currents:

    • Ecofeminism

    • Postcolonial feminism

    • Queer and trans feminism

    • Social Reproduction feminism

Conclusions – liberation strategies


Adrienne Rich (1929-2012) - poet and radical feminist
Her first book on feminist issues was: Of Women born; Motherhood as Experience and Institution(1976)
This text is an extract from the essay Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence published as an essay in 1980
and republished in her book Blood, Bread and Poetry (1986).