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Marxism and the Oppression of Women: Toward a Unitary Theory

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Marxism and the Oppression of Women
Paperback, 218 pages
Published March 1st 1987 by Rutgers University Press (first published 1983)
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Stef Rozitis
Oct 28, 2014 Stef Rozitis rated it really liked it
It was a pretty good book and explained a lot of things (like use value and surplus value and necessary work) about Marxism more clearly than I had understood it before. It repeated itself a fair bit but I found it good because I gradually came to understand some of the hard to grasp concepts. This way of thinking is very intellectual. I found the book was a bit naive in the way it idealised communism (including the soviet union) when anyone from my family could tell you how repressive that regi ...more
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May 09, 2017 Sara Kollantai rated it it was amazing
A long neglected classic
Shanice Mcbean
Aug 16, 2014 Shanice Mcbean rated it really liked it
As Vogel herself says throughout the text, her theory about the material basis of women's oppression being located in capitals need for social reproduction is an abstract and theoretical beginning, not a concrete strategic end. For Marxists today what is needed now more than ever (even if it's been needed for a very long time) is concrete analysis about the position of women under neo-liberalism today and the strategic conclusions that flow from that, as well as more theoretical and analytical w ...more
Dan Sharber
this was a remarkable book. it sets out to clarify, theoretically, the basis for women's oppression and, while doing so, offers some fantastic and insightful critiques of existing marxist scholarship on the subject. i highly recommend this book in furthering the understanding of women's oppression within the marxist framework. this book should be read but many more people and i am pleased that it will be republished soon by haymarket books.
Aida
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a must for feminists...
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the best book I've read on women's oppression
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