Communist Women in Scotland: Red Clydeside from the Russian Revolution to the End of the Soviet Union

Communist Women in Scotland: Red Clydeside from the Russian Revolution to the End of the Soviet Union

by Neil C. Rafeek

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845116248
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 08/05/2008
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Neil Rafeek was one of Scotland's foremost oral historians. He was lecturer in History at the Scottish Oral History Center until his death in 2006.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     vi
Acronyms and Abbreviations     vii
Preface and Acknowledgements     ix
Introduction: Where are Women in Communist Party History?     1
Becoming a Militant: Socialist Politicization from Childhood, 1914-44     25
The Experience of Women Activists in the Party Structure, 1945-60     55
Sacrifice and Advance: The Scottish Women's Advisory Committee and Women's Sections, 1947-69     87
Solidarity with the Socialist World: The Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc, 1917-64     122
Proud, Radical and Optimistic in a Changing World: The 1960s Generation, 1960-76     154
Open Discord, Internal Division and Permanent Decline, 1977-91     192
Integral to the Cause: A Woman's Place in the Communist Party in Scotland     226
Interview Dates and Interview Lengths     234
Age Gradient     236
Communist Party of Great Britain in Scotland     237
Women on the Scottish Committee of the Communist Party, 1943-91     238
World Youth Festivals     241
Those who Visited the Socialist Countries     242
Notes     243
Bibliography     276
Index     285

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