The Soviet women Selected essays
Year of publication: 2021
Standard price: Rs 275
Binding type: paperback
The revolutionary legacy of Alexandra Kollontai( 1872 -1952 )has slipped into relative obscurity. This is somewhat surprising, because she was a voluminous writer on politics, Marxist theory, country-specific economic studies and the woman’s questions. She left letters ,diaries, memoirs and pamphlets theoretical articles and creative literature. She authored two novels,” The love of worker bees” and” “Red love” which explore issues of love and socialist morality.
Kollontai was resolutely opposed to bourgeois feminism, the term used to give market a form of feminism that was anti Marxist and that drove and agenda of free love. She was however perhaps the only one amongst a small group of women and men communists in her time who encouraged intellectually with issues of sexual morality in the context of women’s liberation. She envisioned the many possibilities for women’s freedom that lay locked in a socialist future and set out the mechanisms by which women’s subordination, political and economic of course, but equally in terms of ideas and attitudes could and must be undone under socialism.
The volume brings together some of her most important writings on gender sexuality and women’s liberation.
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