Beyond the Fragments – implications for the revolutionary left

The book Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism (by Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainwright), which first appeared in 1979, is now in its third edition, just published by Merlin Press.

Saturday 8 June 2013 (10.00-4.00) is a day to discuss consequences of the arguments in the book for the practice of the revolutionary left now. The day event is at the University of Manchester co-sponsored by the Anticapitalist Initiative, Manchester Feminist Theory Network, and the Feminist Research and Reading Group. Guest speakers will include one of the three authors of Beyond the Fragments, Lynne Segal, together with activists from the socialist and feminist movements.

It is a book, and the event is at The University of Manchester, but this was always more than a book, and we aim to connect with and support practical political action inspired by these ideas. Abuse of power and abuse of women recently on the left make work on this an urgent task. Join us. It is not a large room we have, and spaces are limited, so contact us now to be sure of a place there.


2 thoughts on “Beyond the Fragments – implications for the revolutionary left

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    May 18, 2013 at 4:36pm

    This looks good, I’ll be going.

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    Matthew Caygill

    June 9, 2013 at 2:30pm

    I did go to this event and very encouraging it was too. The audience (about 45 people there) was overwhelmingly young and a clear majority were women. All the speakers were female. Lynne Segal was excellent and made me really look forward to her talk to Leeds Soundings in September. The other speakers were all from a new generation of feminists, but with different political emphases. The relevance of Beyond the Fragments was clear, but there was a re-iterated sense that 30 years later why do we have to go over all this again – and when we seem much weaker then first time round. Some of the presentations seemed more inflected by academia and academic concepts than the world outside, but still worthwhile.

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