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Radical America July August 1971, women’s history issue

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 pleaase note images of text didn’t copy over so this reads quite choppily

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 edited by Buhle, Schrom and Gordon

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Editor’s intoduction

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 also speaks of historical consciousness at the same time valuing “compassion”

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 why history’

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 antecedents for this strategy couldbe found in the black movement as well as prior movements by women

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 emphasizing connection between renewed interst in women’s history and the women’s movement

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 citing de Beauvoir they ask does the other have a history

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 universal oppression does not equal lack of history

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 explanation of prehistory

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 however to stay in prehistory would be a mistake women is not a “transhistroical creature” she is marked by specificities constructed by history, such as class and race

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 seem to be going aftr Roxanne dunbar here in what honestly sounds very much like a criticism to  come of women’s culture.

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 they then shift to a chornological explanation of how the “caste” concept has function for women in history as opposed to in women’s history highlighting the limitaitons of this perspective for women as a group.  This allows them to lead into a criticism of latter day proponents of women as caste who erroneously assume that women, “because their hands are clean from the blood profit and power with which men have ruled the world” will “make the revolution.”  In this gloss on what sounds a lot like V. Woolf in the three guineas, the authors conclude that this positions women as “outside of history” and tht the entry into histoy will come from that outsider status. (sameness v difference argument here).  The foundation of the view of women as a caste is a belif in their shared oopression.  While the authors acknowledge the oppression of women, they desire greater historical specificity  “oppression has mean different hings at different times to different groups ad classes of women” as their example of the black slave and the white mistress makes clear.

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