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Title Women and citizenship in Britain and Ireland in the twentieth century : what difference did the vote make? / edited by Esther Breitenbach and Pat Thane.
Imprint London ; New York : Continuum, [2010]
©2010

Subject Citizenship -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Citizenship -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Women's rights -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Women's rights -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Thane, Pat,
Breitenbach, Esther,
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 242 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-234) and index.
Contents Introduction / Esther Breitenbach and Pat Thane -- Women and political participation in England, 1918-1970 / Pat Thane -- 'Providing an opportunity to exercise their energies': the role of the labour women's sections in shaping political identities, South Wales, 1918-1939 / Lowri Newman -- Count up to twenty-one: Scottish women in formal politics, 1918-1990 / Catriona Burness -- Scottish women's organizations and the exercise of citizenship c. 1900-c. 1970 / Esther Breitenbach -- The 'women element in politics': Irish women and the vote, 1918-2008 / Mary E. Daly -- 'Aphrodite rising from the waves'? Women's voluntary activism and the women's movement in twentieth-century Ireland / Lindsey Earner-Byrne -- Conflicting rights: the struggle for female citizenship in Northern Ireland / Myrtle Hill and Margaret Ward -- 'Apathetic, parochial, conservative'? Women, élite and mass politics from 1979 to 2009 / Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs -- Feminist politics in Scotland from the 1970s to 2000s: engaging with the changing state / Esther Breitenbach and Fiona Mackay -- Women and political representation in post-devolution in Wales / Paul Chaney -- The refuge movement and domestic violence policies in Wales / Nickie Charles.
Summary The continuing under-representation of women in political and public life remains a matter of concern across a wide range of countries, including the UK and Ireland. A collection of scholars explore key questions in the development of women's rights in Britain and Ireland.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441149008 (electronic bk.)
1441149007 (electronic bk.)
9781441111968
1441111964
9780826437495
0826437494
OCLC # 741690107
Additional Format Print version: Women and citizenship in Britain and Ireland in the twentieth century. London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010 9780826437495 (DLC) 2010455448 (OCoLC)432983255


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