This classic book provides a historical overview of feminist strands among the modern revolutionary movements of Russia, China and the Third World. Sheila Rowbotham shows how women rose against the dual challenges of an unjust state system and social-sexual prejudice. "Women, Resistance and Revolution" is an invaluable historical study, as well as a trove of anecdote and example fit to inspire today's generation of feminist thinkers and activists.
Sheila Rowbotham is Honorary Research Fellow in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences within the Faculty of Humanities at Manchester University and Visiting Fellow in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her many books include the James Tait Black-shortlisted "Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love," "A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United States in the Twentieth Century," "Promise Of A Dream: Remembering the Sixties," and "Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century." She has written for, among other newspapers, the "Guardian, The Times, The Independent, New Statesman," and "The New York Times." She lives in Manchester.