The aftermath of suffrage : women, gender, and politics in Britain, 1918-1945
- edited by Julie Gottlieb, Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of Sheffield and Richard Toye, Professor of Modern History, University of Exeter.
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Physical description
- x, 254 pages ; 22 cm
- Gottlieb, Julie V.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 243) and index.
- Introduction-- Julie V. Gottlieb and Richard Toye
- 1. Emmeline Pankhurst in the Aftermath of Suffrage, 1918-1928-- June Purvis
- 2. From Prudent Housewife to Empire Shopper: Party Appeals to the Female Voter, 1918-1928-- David Thackeray
- 3. The Impact of Mass Democracy on British Political Culture,
- 1918 - 1939-- Pat Thane
- 4. The House of Commons in the Aftermath of Suffrage-- Richard Toye
- 5. Feminism and the Modern Woman: Debates in the British Popular Press, 1918-1939-- Adrian Bingham
- 6. 'Doing Great Public Work Privately': Female Antis in the Interwar Years-- Philippe Vervaecke
- 7. Towards an Archaeology of Interwar Women's Politics: the Local and the Everyday-- Karen Hunt and June Hannam
- 8. 'Shut Against the Woman and Workman Alike': Democratizing Foreign Policy Between the Wars-- Helen McCarthy
- 9. 'We were done the moment we gave women the vote': The Female Franchise Factor and the Munich By-elections, 1938-39-- Julie Gottlieb
- 10. 'They have made their mark entirely out of proportion to their numbers': Women and Parliamentary Committees, c. 1918-1945-- Mari Takayanagi
- 11. The Political Autobiographies of Early Women MPs c.1918-1964-- Krista Cowman
- 12. 'Women for Westminster, ' Feminism, and the Limits of Non-partisan Associational Culture-- Laura Beers.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This collection explores the aftermath of the Representation of the People Act (1918), which gave some (but not all) British women the vote. Leading experts explore the paths taken by former-suffragists as well as their anti-suffragist adversaries, the practices of suffrage commemoration, and the changing priorities and formations of British feminism in this crucial era. In considering how generational conflict informed the contested legacy of suffragism, these essays examine the impact of universal suffrage on the main political parties. Were the hopes and ambitions invested in women's and universal enfranchisement realized or dashed? How did those concerned evaluate the outcome as the years wore on? And why did the attainment of full adult male suffrage in 1918 became overshadowed by the seemingly more momentous achievement of women's suffrage?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 9781137015334 (hardback)
- 1137015330 (hardback)
- 9781137015341 (pbk.)
- 1137015349 (pbk.)
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