Let’s talk about Marxist Feminism – a Workers’ Liberty reading group

We will be meeting for 4 Monday’s, starting on Monday 20th April, to discuss Lisa Vogel’s “Marxism and the Oppression of Women, Toward a Unitary Theory”.

First published in 1983 and recently republished, this pioneering text tried to extend Marxist theory by way of critically analysing what Marx and Engels wrote about capitalism, especially the family under capitalism, in order to come to a better understanding of the role of women’s unpaid labour and how oppression is reproduced alongside class exploitation. She aimed for an integrated theory.

Reading group details

Our discussions will run on four consecutive Mondays from 6.30-8.30 pm at a venue in central London. Each session will be self contained. There will be short presentation, followed by discussion. More details, notes and questions will be available online soon. Please join the Facebook group and follow it for more information.

Monday 20 April: The debates among socialist feminists of the Second Wave

Monday 27 April: Marx, Engels and women’s oppression

Monday 4 May: The strengths and weaknesses of the early socialist movement and the “Woman Question”

Monday 11 May: The role of unpaid domestic labour under capitalism Contact: awl@workersliberty.org/ Facebook: Marxism and the Oppression of Women

Sessions will be at UCL, central London, room TBC

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