A Scrapbook Herstory Volume 4: The Twentieth Century

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This 56-page book is a global, women’s survey of the twentieth century that opens with Sheila Jeffreys on the advent of sexology before WWI, and ends with the United States military invasion of Iraq in 2003. The book is an illustration of women’s resistance to masculinity and militarism, with a focus on American imperialism. It contains women’s voices from the Black Liberation Movement, the Cuban revolution, Latin America, the Pacific, China, Russia and the Middle East. In the final section, a quote from Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine summarises neoliberalism, and quotes from Vandana Shiva (India), Yayori Matsui (author of Women in the New Asia), Wangari Maathai (Kenya), and Mae Kongsri Sopawet (Thailand) demonstrate both the global effects of neoliberalisation, and women’s resistance to it. Each page is not only a statement, but a piece of the puzzle that the Scrapbook Herstory series puts together, and a signpost to important voices and further reading (also listed in the bibliography).

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This 56-page book is a global, women’s survey of the twentieth century that opens with Sheila Jeffreys on the advent of sexology before WWI, and ends with the United States military invasion of Iraq in 2003. The book is an illustration of women’s resistance to masculinity and militarism, with a focus on American imperialism. It contains women’s voices from the Black Liberation Movement, the Cuban revolution, Latin America, the Pacific, China, Russia and the Middle East. In the final section, a quote from Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine summarises neoliberalism, and quotes from Vandana Shiva (India), Yayori Matsui (author of Women in the New Asia), Wangari Maathai (Kenya), and Mae Kongsri Sopawet (Thailand) demonstrate both the global effects of neoliberalisation, and women’s resistance to it. Each page is not only a statement, but a piece of the puzzle that the Scrapbook Herstory series puts together, and a signpost to important voices and further reading (also listed in the bibliography).