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Selma James

Selma James is an antisexist, antiracist campaigner. In 1972 she put forward Wages for Housework (WFH) as a demand and a political perspective that redefined the working class. The International WFH Campaign she founded coordinates the Global Women’s Strike. She coined the word “unwaged,” which incorporates all workers without wages. She co-authored the classic The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community and is the author of other pathbreaking writing.

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Our Time Is Now: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet

SKU: 9781629638386
Author: Selma James • Foreword by Margaret Prescod • Editor: Nina Lopez
Series: PM Press
ISBN: 978-1-62963-838-6
Published: 06/2021
Format: Paperback
Size: 6x9
Pages: 256
Subjects: Feminism / Economics

Selma James - Latest news

Ham & High: ‘We’ve put caring on the agenda’: Selma James on Wages for Housework campaign

18th March 2022

Frankie Lister-Fell0 Published: 3:32 PM March 18, 2022 Selma James outside of the previous Crossroads Women’s Centre – Credit: Archant I meet Selma James at Kentish Town’s Crossroads Women’s Centre on what feels like the first day of Spring. She was described to me as a “force of nature”, and on first impression she is, but a force that…

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Press release – Wages for Housework at 50: isn’t it time for a care income?

17th March 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Celebrating 50 years of campaigning to put unwaged caring work on the agenda: isn’t it time for a care income? Throughout 2022, the International Wages for Housework Campaign (WFH) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a programme of events online and in person. They will showcase organising done in different countries, evaluate what…

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LSE Blog: Book Review: Our Time is Now: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet by Selma James

9th March 2022

Dr Julia Downes March 9th, 2022 In Our Time is Now: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet, Selma James brings together essays and writings that reflect on collaborative activist practice and span her reflective thinking on a range of themes, including care, anti-capitalism and climate justice. Written in James’s characteristically accessible, whip-smart and defiant voice, this…

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Poem for Selma James has been published in new book “House Work” by Khadija Rouf

8th March 2022

A poem for Selma James has been published in new book “House Work” by Khadija Rouf for International Women’s Day 2022 https://fairacrepress.co.uk/shop/house-work-by-khadija-rouf/. All profits are being donated to Global Women’s Strike.

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Selma James is Kentish Town on City of Women London map

8th March 2022

The City of Women map is the result of a collaboration launched in 2020 between Reni Eddo-Lodge, Rebecca Solnit, Emma Watson, cartographer Molly Roy, designer Lia Tjandra and Haymarket Books, in partnership with Transport for London, the Women of the World Foundation and University College London (UCL). See the interactive map here: https://www.cityofwomenlondon.org/ Press here:…

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Boston Review: Care Work in a Wageless World

8th March 2022

As the planet burns and pandemics rage, Selma James’s work with the Wages for Housework movement shows that we ignore the labor of care at our own peril. Emily Callaci March 2, 2022 Sex, Race, and Class—The Perspective of Winning: A Selection of Writings 1952–2011Selma JamesCommon Notions and PM Press, $20 (paper) Our Time is…

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Women’s natural farming movement v climate change

15th February 2022

Dear sisters and friends, Climate justice and the women’s natural farming movement in Andhra Pradesh, India Many of you will know that the Wages for Housework Campaign, which co-ordinates the Global Women’s Strike, and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has broadened its demand for financial recognition for caring work to include also the care…

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Wages for Housework: 50 years of campaigning

2nd February 2022
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Red Pepper Review: Our Time is Now: Sex, Race, Class and Caring for People and Planet

23rd December 2021

Marin Scarlett looks back – and forward – at Selma James’ seven decades of intersectional activism December 23, 2021 · 5 min readSelma James speaks in 2019. Image credit: ECP Sex, Race and Class is now in its third incarnation. A short pamphlet of the same title was originally published in 1974, and an anthology spanning a…

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Review 31: A Living, Breathing Work

13th December 2021

Selma James, Our Time Is Now: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet PM Press, 256pp, $17.00, ISBN 978629638386 reviewed by Frith Taylor Selma James is a writer and activist who has written extensively on the interrelated issues that affect women’s liberation. Her book Sex, Race and Class (1974) is regarded by many as a classic of…

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