Sheila Rowbotham
Sociology and International Centre for Labour Studies, University of Manchester

Distinguished feminist historian Sheila Rowbotham has published extensively on women's history, gender and class, and globalization.  She is the author or editor of a dozen books including such early classics as Woman's Consciousness, Man's World (1973) and Women, Resistance, and Revolution (1974). Her more recent work, including two books co-edited with Swasti Mitter, Dignity and Daily Bread: New Forms of Economic Organisation among Poor Women in the Third World and the First   and Women Resist Globalization: Mobilizing for Livelihood and Rights (2001), has focused on women's global movements around livelihood. She has written widely for journals, magazines, and newspapers and has been a consultant on several films.


Read a summary of her discussion with the seminar prepared by Claudia Fezzard, Amanda Chaloupka, and Dorothy Sue Cobble.

The IRW's publicity for Professor Rowbotham's lecture.

Visit Sheila Rowbotham's homepage.

Visit links to international women's networks Professor Rowbotham discussed in her IRW lecture.


The Institute gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Rockefeller Foundation for Professor Rowbotham's visit and for the larger project "Gender, Race, Ethnicity: Rearticulating the Local and the Global."

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