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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]

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.)
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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