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Feminism, Socialism, and Historical Materialism
Feminism, Socialism, and Historical Materialism

Author(s): Milton Fisk
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Summary/Abstract: The debate between socialism and feminism that erupted in the 1960s and continues today is the context for the thoughts that follow. The sense one has of that debate is influenced by the organizations in which one engaged in it. Accordingly, my understanding of the debate has been influenced by the socialist organizations in which I engaged in it. Cogent and consistent feminist work by these organizations has been hampered by certain assumptions of the majority in the debate. But of course socialist organizations will have problems with any work they do in a vigorous capitalist society. So the conclusion I am led to is not that socialist organization is irrelevant to feminism but that a reworking of a widely held view of the socialist struggle is in order.

  • Issue Year: 2/1982
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 117-140
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: English