Start Reading

Women’s Oppression Today: The Marxist/Feminist Encounter

336 pages10 hours


“This book is a school of thought.” – Frigga Haug, Das Argument.

Women’s Oppression Today is now a classic text in the debate about Marxism and feminism. Acknowledging the book as a product of the specific political climate of the time it was written, Michèle Barrett in this revised edition surveys the political and intellectual changes that have subsequently taken place. In a major new essay she defends the central arguments of the book in their own terms, and points to fundamental changes in the context in which such a debate might be conducted today. The philosophical challenge of various forms of post-structuralism are discussed, as is the challenge of postmodernism to grand political projects such as socialism and feminism.

Read on the Scribd mobile app

Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.