November 2019
classic

Beyond the Fragments

By Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainwright
Originally published by The Merlin Press

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'A generation ago we wrote Beyond the Fragments. Inspired by the activism of the 1970s, and facing the imminent triumph of the right under Margaret Thatcher, we sought to apply our experiences as feminists to creating stronger bonds of solidarity in a new kind of left movement. Since then the obstacles facing us have grown formidably; deepening recession, environmental pollution, falling real wages and savage welfare cuts. New forms of resistance have appeared, but how are they to coalesce? In our three new essays to this new edition we return to the fraught question of how to consolidate diverse upsurges of rebellion into effective, open democratic left coalitions'
Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainright

'As a new generation of feminists on the revolutionary left, learning from the history of our movement is crucial ... For me personally, and in Feminist Fightback, the impact the Women's Liberation Movement made on the British left is a foundational part of our own political heritage' Alice Robson, Z-Net

'Reminds us of the ways in which post-1968 radicalism exemplified the power of relationships, the importance of personal experience, and the potential of collective creativity' Red Pepper