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This Z Reader on Patriarchy contains 28 essays by such writers as bell hooks, Sheila Rowbotham, Lydia Sargent, Ann Popkin, Sonia Shah, Midge Quandt, and many others. These essays, written between 1988 and 2012, all appeared either in Z Magazine, Z Papers, Znet, transcribed from Z Video Productions, or as a course handout for Z Media Institute. While they mainly cover the women’s movement in the U.S., they also cover issues affecting women in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

Part one defines women’s efforts toward revolution and details the importance of understanding the meaning of the “personal is political”. Part two looks at feminist politics after the 1960s. Part Three looks at global issues. Part Four focuses on seeking alternatives.

Z Readers are published by Z Books, a project of Z Communications. Upcoming readers will cover empire, environment, economy and vision and strategy.