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Sex, Gender, and Religion: Josephine Butler Revisited

Sex, Gender, and Religion: Josephine Butler Revisited

by Jenny Daggers, Diana Neal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820481173

ISBN-13: 9780820481173

Pub. Date: 02/01/2006

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Sex, Gender, and Religion: Josephine Butler Revisited will appeal to readers interested in women’s subjectivity and agency. Josephine Butler (1828-1906) spearheaded campaigns against state regulation of prostitution. A gifted platform speaker, she enthused a variety of British and European audiences, and wrote abundantly about her cause. Contributors

Overview

Sex, Gender, and Religion: Josephine Butler Revisited will appeal to readers interested in women’s subjectivity and agency. Josephine Butler (1828-1906) spearheaded campaigns against state regulation of prostitution. A gifted platform speaker, she enthused a variety of British and European audiences, and wrote abundantly about her cause. Contributors revisit Butler after the end of the twentieth century, where she has been fêted, forgotten, and then rediscovered as reformer, mystic, and feminist. Firmly locating Butler within her context, this book breaks new ground by focusing on the role of religion in her life and work, as well as on Butler as (auto)biographer, writing her own self as she writes her campaign.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820481173
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Series:
American University Studies
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Jenny Daggers/Diana Neal: Introduction - Jane Jordan: «Trophies of the Saviour»: Josephine Butler’s Biographical Sketches of Prostitutes - Helen Mathers: «‘Tis Dishonour Done to Me»: Self-Representation in the Writings of Josephine Butler - Susan Mumm: Josephine Butler and the International Traffic in Women - Annemieke van Drenth: Holy Beliefs and Caring Power: Josephine Butler’s Influence on Abolitionism and the Women’s Movement in the Netherlands (1850-1920) - Jenny Daggers: Josephine Butler and Christian Women’s Identity - Lisa Nolland: Josephine Butler and the Historian: Critic and Friend - Pat Starkey: Saints, Virgins and Family Members: Exemplary Biographies? Josephine Butler as Biographer - Diana Neal: Josephine Butler: Flirting with the Catholic Other.

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