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Lean on Me by Lynne Segal
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Nov 14, 2023 | ISBN 9781804292945

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Lean on Me contains crucial lessons, from one of the most important figures of the British Women’s Liberation Movement, for our contemporary politics. Our dependence on the care of others, Lynne Segal reminds us, is not just an inescapable requirement of human life, but moreover the ultimate source of its meaning.”
—Amia Srinivasan, author of The Right to Sex

“Both memoir and manifesto, this wonderful book charts a personal history of feminist socialism – and, with her usual humane wisdom, our author points the way to a better politics.”
—Baroness Helena Kennedy of the Shaws KC

“Such a powerful, honest and passionate account of a life lived with and for others, one that cuts right through the ideology of the singular individualist. Interdependence is how we thrive and survive and Lynne Segal shows how we do this daily over a lifetime. A wonderfully warm, vivid, compassionate book. A model for us all.”
—Bev Skeggs, Professor, Sociology, University of Lancaster

“Draws on a lifetime of effervescent political and intellectual engagement. Blending moving memoir with interdisciplinary analysis, Lynne Segal teaches, entertains and inspires us to rethink dependency, socialise our resources and re-enchant our worlds. Magnificent!”
—Jo Littler, author of Left Feminisms

“Drawing on a long and rich life of activism and intellectual work, Segal now turns her forensic gaze to one of the most pressing themes of our age: how we care for each other. Examining her subject through the prism of modern capitalism, our ravaged planet and the rise of populism, Segal is clear that radical solutions are urgently needed. Only these will allow us to reaffirm our human interdependence and provide recognition, care and support, particularly to those most in need.”
—Melissa Benn, author of Life Lessons

“[Segal] remains hopeful that a more caring future is possible … In an age of increasing despair about the welfare state, an empowering message can go a long way.”
—Amy Hall, New Internationalist

Table Of Contents

Introduction: The Kindness of Strangers

1. Call That a Mother?
2. Valuing Education
3. A Feminist Life
4. Admitting Vulnerability
5. Repairing the Planet
6. Caring Futures

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