Let's get our Strike on 3/8: International Women's DaySaturday, March 04 2017 @ 06:36 pm Contributed by: j. stephanie pasvankias
In honor of Women's History Month, International Women's Day, and the Day Without a Woman/General Strike on March 8th, 2017, we've put together a selection of our favorite titles that can offer a historical topography of what has led to this moment, and possibiilties of where we can go from here.
Feminist Labor Titles
Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle
This volume collects forty years of research and theorizing on the nature of housework, social reproduction, and women’s struggles on this terrain—to escape it, to better its conditions, to reconstruct it.
Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines
Editors: Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams
Inspired by the legacy of radical and queer black feminists of the 1970s and ‘80s, this anthology centers around mothers of color and marginalized mothers' voices.
Sex, Race, and Class—The Perspective of Winning: A Selection of Writings 1952-2011
Spanning six decades, Selma James's work set a new political perspective for millions of unwaged women, redefining the working class to include sectors previously dismissed as marginal.
Anarchy and the Sex Question: Essays on Women and Emancipation, 1896-1926
Emma Goldman - Editor: Shawn P. Wilbur
"The Sex Question" emerged for Goldman in multiple contexts as varied as women's suffrage, "free love," birth control, the "New Woman," homosexuality, marriage, love, and literature.
Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, 2nd Edition
Resistance examines daily struggles against appalling prison conditions and injustices while documenting both collective organizing and individual resistance among women incarcerated in the U.S.
Birth Work as Care Work: Stories from Activist Birth Communities
Birth Work as Care Work presents a vibrant collection of stories and insights from the front lines of birth activist communities.
Organizing TitlesNew Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class Struggle Unionism
Editor: Immanuel Ness
This book documents workers' struggles within an international scope. The tangible evidence here serves as a handbook for understanding the obstacles and opportunities for workers challenging neoliberal capitalism.
Strike!: Revised and Expanded
Strike! narrates the dramatic story of repeated, massive, and sometimes violent revolts by ordinary working people in America. It tells this exciting hidden history from the point of view of the rank-and-file workers.
Solidarity Unionism: Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below, Second Edition
Staughton Lynd · Illustrator: Mike Konopacki
Solidarity Unionism is critical reading for all who care about the future of labor.
When Miners March
William C. Blizzard • Editor: Wess Harris
The definitive insider's history of the 20th century Mine Wars and the treason trial of Bill Blizzard, the fearless leader of the Red Neck Army.
Organize!: Building from the Local for Global Justice
Editors: Aziz Choudry, Jill Hanley, and Eric Shragge
What are the ways forward for organizing for social change in an era of unprecedented economic, social, and ecological crises? How do political activists build power and critical analysis?
And even more Labor Studies Titles
More Gender Studies Titles
Rachelle Lee Smith
This book is a photographic essay that explores a wide spectrum of experiences told from the perspective of a diverse group of young people, ages fourteen to twenty-four, identifying as queer.
The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book
Jacinta Bunnell and Leela Corman
Grab your crayons and your backpack for a fantastical journey through sixty-four pages illustrating twenty-six words that highlight memorable victories and collective moments in LGBTQP culture.
Jacinta Bunnell • Illustrator: Nathaniel Kusinitz
Feminist Fiction Titles
Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology
Editors: Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
This curated selection of feminist speculative fiction seeks to expand the conversation about feminism while engaging the reader in a wealth of imaginative ideas.
Marge Piercy turns her considerable skill and passion to the Fifties in this portrait of women in transition from repression to freedom. This new edition features a new introduction by the author.
The Wild Girls
Ursula K. Le Guin
Two children are determined to enter "that possible even when unattainable space in which there is room for justice," leading to a violent and loving end. Plus a scorching essay on corporate publishing, and more.
Derrick Jensen and Stephanie McMillan
The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad is a novel both darkly comic and deadly serious, a genre of one, where Monty Python meets the SCUM Manifesto.
Mammoths of the Great Plains
In an "alternate history" saga that spans the globe, Eleanor Arnason tells of a modern woman's struggle to use the weapons of DNA science to fulfill the ancient promises of her Lakota heritage.