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Sex, Race, and Class-The Perspective of Winning (Common Notions) [Kindle Edition]

Selma James
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This selection, spanning six decades, traces the development of a new political perspective that would set out to redefine traditional views of the class struggle. James' starting point was the millions of unwaged women who, despite working at home and on land, were not seen as 'workers'. For her, the class struggle is the the conflict between the reproduction of the human race and the domination of a exploitative, detructive and war driven market. This lucid and jargon free read springs from the author's urgent need to find a better way forward.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2601 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B0087GJY7O
  • Publisher: PM Press (19 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007K9VRLU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #300,602 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breaking barriers 5 May 2014
Format:Paperback
Seems like nowadays everyone who wants to change the world – or even just stop it hurtling towards apocalyptic disaster – is drawn to the question of how to make their organising more “inclusive”. Looking here at the works of Selma James, written in the course of more than 60 years of grassroots organising, it is clear that she has always focused on how to overcome divides of sex, race, and class, and also nation.
For her, the “work . . . hard work” of “confronting the power relations among ourselves and with others as they surface in the course of our campaigning, spelling out the varied, pernicious and subtle forms they take, and working out ways to organise against them. . . is not separate or apart from organizing but central to it.”
Filled with home truths, global perspectives, historical news, clear directions, and personal challenges, it also treats you to wit of a kind you see only when the absolute absurdity of capital’s logic meets someone who accepts not even one little one of its premises.
Don’t cheat yourself – get hold of it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes. Yes. Yes. 1 May 2014
By Laura
Format:Kindle Edition
I find myself constantly recommending Selma James's writing to friends and family who are interested in feminism and Marx and are bored of a one-dimensional liberal feminism intent on telling us how we should live (and how we should sit in work meetings - apparently I'm supposed to be leaning in or some s***?). Her writing is easy to read but doesn't feel like it's dumbing down the complicated stuff - it speaks with refreshing clarity. I can't recommend this anthology enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A rare find both in scope and depth 29 April 2014
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From the very first piece - A Woman's Place written by James when barely out of her teens more than 60 years ago - you immediately find yourself in the world of an organizer for social justice looking for what moves people and the ways in which we instinctively fight against oppression and exploitation. One always feels that James sees herself as one of those struggling and not some outsider looking in - she is always an organizer fighting with others for her own liberation as part of theirs. As such the victories and defeats seem very personal. Even when she does theoretical work, it is always with an immediate organizational goal in mind. The reader will not be bored or disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 12 April 2014
By Penny
Format:Kindle Edition
One thing that is so inspiring about this book is the clarity of the anti-racism. Someone said to me "her arguments are very logical". And I found the article on Marx and Feminism really useful for understanding how human beings produce wealth and how it is stolen (including by the likes of Amazon). This anthology includes the movement classic that gives this book its name, Sex, Race and Class, which defines the word "culture" -- "culture is the shrill of the alarm clock that rings at 6am .etc" . And there's lots of culture in this -- it's easy and interesting to read, and anyone would be the richer for reading it - your mum, brother, daughter, colleague.
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exciting, easy to read and understand. i recommend very highly, especially to anyone interested in grassroots organising and fighting for justice.
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