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Gathering Rage: The Failure Of Twentieth Century Revolutions To Develop A Feminist Agenda

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Published by Monthly Review Press, 122 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Monthly Review Press (first published January 1st 1992)
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Dan Sharber
Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it
this book was just ok. i think the topic is very important and something i am very interested in. and her arguments for why we need feminism in our revolutionary movements are pretty right on. she also provides useful examples of where things have gone wrong by viewing the women question as ancillary to the movement. my only real critique is based around the author's particular brand of feminism. over all randall has a pretty class based analysis of social and revolutionary movements but the sor ...more
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Mar 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People interested in Marxism, feminism, Cuba, or Nicaragua
Recommended to Josh by: AK Press
Margaret Randall lived in Cuba for 10 years and Nicaragua for 4, raising children and building socialism in both countries. Through the lenses of history, Marxist and gender analysis, and her experiences she raises questions relating to the failure of revolutionary Marxist movements to develop a serious gender analysis or a rightful place for women within their states.

This book is somewhat light on analysis, or perhaps just a bit too short, but provides compelling accounts of life in socialist
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Margaret Randall is a feminist poet, writer, photographer and social activist. She has lived for extended periods in Albuquerque, New York, Seville, Mexico City, Havana, and Managua. Shorter stays in Peru and North Vietnam were also formative. In the turbulent 1960s she co-founded and co-edited EL CORNO EMPLUMADO / THE PLUMED HORN, a bilingual literary journal which for eight years published some ...more
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