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Selected writings of Alexandra Kollontai

Alexandra Kollontai-- the only woman member of the Bolshevik central committee and the USSR's first Minister of Social Welfare-- is known today as a historic contributor to the international women's movement, and as one of the first Bolshevik leaders to oppose the growth of the bureaucracy in the young socialist state. Her Selected Writings discuss the social democratic movement before the First World War, the history of the Russian women's movement, and the debate between "feminist" and "socialist" women; the effects of the war on European socialism; the revolution; the part played by women in the revolutionary events; the early manifestations of bureaucracy and Kollontai's role as spokeswoman for the "workers' opposition"; and morality, sexual politics, the family, and prostitution. It also includes writings from her later life as a Soviet official
Print Book, English, 1980, ©1977
Norton, New York, 1980, ©1977