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Women and the struggle for socialism


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Notes

Part One

Chapter 1. Have women always been oppressed?

1 Dobash and Dobash, Violence against Wives

2 See also Chapter 4, The Family and Women's Oppression Today

3 This is particularly true of the first part of the book

4 See in particular Eleanor Burke Leacock, Myths of Male Dominance, Monthly Review Press and Eleanor Burke Leacock and Richard Lee, Politics and History in Band Society, Cambridge University Press 1989

5 See Susan Brownmiller, Against Our Will, Penguin 1975

6 See Steven Rose, RC Lewontin and Leon J Kamin, Not in our Genes, Penguin 1984

7 Leacock and Lee, op. cit.

Chapter 2. The Role of the Family

1 Dobash and Dobash, op. cit.

2 The Roman Censor was the highest state dignity, responsible for controlling the morals and conduct of citizens. Dobash and Dobash, op. cit.

3 See Chapter 5, The Ideological Backlash

4 See also Chapter 4, The Family and Woman's Oppression Today

Chapter 3. The Family under Capitalism

1. The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State

2. An imperialist war waged by Britain against what later became South Africa

3. Sarah Boston, Women Workers and the Trade Unions, Lawrence and Wishart, 1987

Chapter 4. The Family and Women's Oppression Today

1. See in particular Naomi Wolf, Fire with Fire, Chatto and Windus, 1993

2. The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

3. See also Part Two, Chapter 2, Socialism


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