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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence
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Kristen Ghodsee
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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence

Kristen Ghodsee


9781847925602

Bodley Head


Society & Social Sciences;
Feminism & feminist theory;
Gender studies: women;
Sociology: sexual relations;
Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies;
Economic theory & philosophy;
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224 pages

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The argument of this book can be summed up succinctly - unregulated capitalism is bad for women, and if we adopt some ideas from socialism, women will have better lives. If done properly, socialism leads to economic independence, better labour conditions, better work/family balance, and, yes, even better sex.

That's it. If you like the idea of such outcomes, then come along for an exploration of how we might change things.

If you are dubious because you don't understand why capitalism as an economic system is uniquely bad for women, and if you doubt that there could ever be anything good about socialism, this short treatise will provide some illumination.

If you don't give a whit about women's lives because you're a gynophobic right-wing internet troll, save your money and get back to your parents' basement right now; this isn't the book for you.

By:   Kristen Ghodsee
Imprint:   Bodley Head
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   242g
ISBN:   9781847925602
ISBN 10:   184792560X
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Kristen R. Ghodsee was travelling in Europe, and spent the summer of 1990 witnessing first-hand the initial hope and euphoria that followed the sudden and unexpected collapse of state socialism in the former Eastern Bloc. The political and economic chaos that followed inspired Ghodsee to pursue an academic career studying this upheaval, focusing on how ordinary people's lives - and women's particularly - changed when state socialism gave way to capitalism. For the last two decades, she has visited the region regularly and lived for over three years in Bulgaria and the Eastern parts of reunified Germany. Now a professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, she has won many awards for her work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has written six books on gender, socialism, and postsocialism, examining the everyday experiences of upheaval and displacement that continue to haunt the region to this day. Ghodsee also writes on women's issues for the Chronicle of Higher Education and is the co-author of Professor Mommy- Finding Work/Family Balance in Academia. Her articles and essays have appeared in publications such as Eurozine, Aeon, Dissent, Foreign Affairs and The New York Times.


Capitalism's triumph is a calamity for most women. Kristen Ghodsee's incisive book brilliantly reveals their plight -- Yanis Varoufakis

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