Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Website and Statement of the Alliance of Syrian and Iranian Socialists


Below is the statement of the newly formed Alliance of Syrian and Iranian Socialists.  For the Arabic and the Persian versions,  please go to the newly launched trilingual website of the Alliance at http://www.allianceofmesocialists.org/



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Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Rise, Decline and Return of Marxist Feminism



In this introduction to the Persian translation of Heather Brown’s  Marx on Gender and the Family:  A Critical Study (Brill Press, 2012 and Haymarket Press, 2013), the translators  situate Brown’s work in the context of the various tendencies within Marxist feminism from the 1970s to today, and their different explanations of the relationship between gender oppression and capitalism.  They discuss Brown’s assessment of Marx and feminist critiques of Marx by asking four questions:  1. Did Marx consider the sexual division of labor “natural?”  2.  What is the relationship of capitalist value production to the realm of reproduction, including the family?  3.   What are the major differences between Marx and Engels on the origins of women’s oppression?  4.  What was the concept of women’s emancipation in Marx’s activities, journalism and his life? The Persian original of this introduction was published by Naqd-e Iqtisad-e Siasi on March 8, 2016.  See

https://pecritique.com/2016/03/07/%D8%B8%D9%87%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%8C-%D8%A7%D9%81%D9%88%D9%84-%D9%88-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B2%DA%AF%D8%B4%D8%AA-%D9%81%D9%85%DB%8C%D9%86%DB%8C%D8%B3%D9%85-%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B1%DA%A9%D8%B3%DB%8C%D8%B3%D8%AA%DB%8C/




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