EVE AND THE NEW JERUSALEM: Socialism and Feminism


EVE AND THE NEW JERUSALEM: Socialism and Feminism

BARBARA TAYLOR    Book Number: 85618    Product format: Paperback

When first published over 30 years ago, the book was received as a political intervention as well as a landmark historical work on socialism and feminism in the 19th century. Here reissued with a new introduction by the author, Barbara Taylor's book is now a feminist classic. As women across the world find themselves at the sharp end of neo-liberal 'austerity' programmes, discriminatory social policies, and fundamentalist misogyny, the women activists Dr Taylor rescues from semi-oblivion are fascinating and impressive figures. This readable, academic history is in the words of Raymond Williams in the Guardian, "A contribution to our contemporary understanding." Robert Owen, whose dream of a New Moral World of class and sex equality captured the imaginations of thousands of British women and men for nearly a quarter of a century. This book is a study of the Owenite socialists, and their version of the early socialist-feminist ideal and the inspired attempts to construct a new sexual culture in a society riven with sex and class-based conflicts. It is also an exploration of the failure of that vision and its significance today. Owen (1771-1858) became owner of a huge cotton mill near Glasgow where model housing, health facilities and free schooling for the entire factory population transformed the area of New Lanark into a triumph of social engineering and one of the most profitable enterprises in the country. 402pp in paperback with extensive sources and notes.
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ISBN 9780860682585
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