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English Feminism, 1780-1980 / Edition 1

English Feminism, 1780-1980 / Edition 1

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Barbara Caine offers the first complete overview of the history of "modern" English feminism, from the French Revolution through to the advent of Women's Liberation. Her analysis of feminist organizations, debates, and campaigns shows a keen sense of the relationship between feminist thought and actions, and wider social and cultural change. The result is a fascinating study with a new perspective on feminists and feminist traditions which should interest and instruct readers at all levels.

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ISBN-13: 9780198204343
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/10/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Monash University

Table of Contents

1. Feminism and the Rights of Women
Socia change and sexual difference in the late eighteenth century
Mary Wollstonecraft and the origins of modern Feminism
Feminism and the Woman question
2. Feminism and the Women Question in the early Nineteenth Century
Men in feminism: William Thompson and the Unitarian radicals
The tragic tale of Caroline Norton
Harriet Martineau and the slow development of feminist consciousness
Feminism, Evangelicalism, and 'Women's sphere'
3. Mid-Victorian Feminism
The Langham Place circle and the ghost of Mary Wollstonecraft
Feminism, liberalism, and the problem of sexual oppression
Feminist campaigns and feminist strategies
Nation and empire in Victorian feminism
4. The New Woman and the Militant
Feminism and the new woman
Feminism, the labour movement, and working-class women
Feminism and imperialism
5. Feminism and the Woman Citizen in the Inter-War Years
The legacy of War
A feminist programme
Training women for citizenship
Feminist questions and party politics
From politics to culture: feminist theory in the 1920s and 1930s
Feminism and internationalism
6. The Post-War World
The impact of war
Feminist organizations and the feminist agenda
The woman question in the 1950s and 1960s
Afterword: From Feminism to Feminisms
Select Bibliography

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