[Marxism] Australian rebel working class women
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Sun Feb 12 19:14:53 MST 2017
". . . this book provides accounts of battles by working class and
socialist women who fought on a class basis for both women’s rights and
workers’ rights, and saw these as indivisible.
"Papers in the book cover women’s involvement in struggles in the mining
centre of Broken Hill from the 1890s to WWI; nationally in the Depression
years and during WWII; and three specific struggles of more recent times –
for equal pay in the insurance industry (1973-75), the 1981 strike by
mainly migrant women workers and Kortex, and the Victorian nurses’ strike
of 1986. Another paper looks at women and the left from 1945 to 1968.
"The authors are not dry and dull liberal academics, developing career
niches by pontificating on the working class as a profitable object of
study, but are political activists in the class struggle. . ."
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