Synopses & Reviews
Branching off Marxs theories of class struggle, this impressive collection of essays on workers rights as they pertains to womens rights aims to educate and inform those interested in radical feminist labor theory. Arguing that class struggle manifests itself as the conflict between the reproduction and survival of the human race, the general theme of the collected essays leans left and warns of market exploitation, war, and ecological disaster. Spanning nearly six decades and compiling essays that have appeared in anthologies or are selections from Selma James' books—some printed here for the first time—these selections preach equality in wages for men and women alike, especially in nontraditional work environments.
"It's time to acknowledge Jamess path-breaking analysis: from 1972 she re-interpreted the capitalist economy to show that it rests on the usually invisible unwaged caring work of women." Dr. Peggy Antrobus, feminist, author of The Global Womens Movement: Origins, Issues and Strategies
About the Author
Selma James is the founder of the International Wages for Housework Campaign and helped launch the Global Womens Strike. She is the author of numerous publications, including The Power of Women and the Subversion of Community, Strangers and Sisters, and Wageless of the World. Marcus Rediker is a professor of Atlantic history at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, The Many-Headed Hydra, and Villains of All Nations. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nina López is an author and joint coordinator of the Global Womens Strike. She is the coauthor of The Milk of Human Kindness.