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* necessity of an autonomous movement, against any form of 'stageism'
* necessity of an autonomous movement, against any form of 'stageism'
* the Second International,positive and negative aspects
* the Second International,positive and negative aspects
* Kollontaï and women's organisations in and after the Russion Revolution
* Kollontaï and women's organisations in and after the Russian Revolution
* second wave feminism : from women only groups to mass campaigns
* second wave feminism : from women only groups to mass campaigns
* what does it mean being a feminist-socialist today?
* what does it mean being a feminist-socialist today?
* strategic necessity of a strong autonomous women's movement
* strategic necessity of a strong autonomous women's movement
==Reading materials==
PDF [http://4edu.info/images/b/b3/5-EN-Cover_merged.pdf]
'''Women in the capitalist economy'''
* Marx, Engels, 1847, Communist Manifesto [[Abolition of the family!]]
* Marx Capital,volume 1 [[The Employment of Women and Children]]
* Stephanie Treillet, 2004 [http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article95 Women's oppression in globalization]
'''Ecofeminism'''
* Marijke Colle, 2012 [http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article2681 A summary of an ecofeminist worldview]
* Herrero Yayo, Tortosa Juan, 2011 [http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article23739 What is ecofeminism?]
'''The autonomous women's movement'''
* Edward Aveling and Eleanor Marx, 1886, [[The Women Question]]
* 11th Congress of the Fourth International, 1979 [[Our methods of struggle - On the autonomous women's movement]]
* World March of Women, 2011 [http://cadtm.org/Governments-owe-a-debt-toward Governments owe a debt towards women, not towards banks]
==Further reading==
* 13th World Congress F.I., 1991 [http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article3984 Positive Action - Women in our parties]
* Women in China 1947 - 2007 [http://libcom.org/history/1949-2007-women-workers-china]

Latest revision as of 12:56, 17 December 2013

Outline of the lecture

1. Marx and Engels analysis

  • woman's emancipation through participation in productive work
  • the capitalist mode of production and the future of the family
  • the value of the (male) work force
  • the value of the female work force and link with domestic work
  • reconstruction of the family in the late 19th Century
  • central role of women in reproduction, family life and domestic work
  • women workers: double exploitation and specific oppression
  • the labour market is 'gendered'

2. Ecofeminism

  • role of women in ecological struggles and in peace movements
  • gender and nature: essentialist view or material analysis of the reproductive role of women
  • the exploitation of women parallels the exploitation of nature
  • women's liberation and the fight for ecosocialism

3. The autonomous women's movements

  • necessity of an autonomous movement, against any form of 'stageism'
  • the Second International,positive and negative aspects
  • Kollontaï and women's organisations in and after the Russian Revolution
  • second wave feminism : from women only groups to mass campaigns
  • what does it mean being a feminist-socialist today?
  • strategic necessity of a strong autonomous women's movement

Reading materials

PDF [1]

Women in the capitalist economy

Ecofeminism

The autonomous women's movement

Further reading

  • Women in China 1947 - 2007 [2]