Womens Suffrage In The British Empire

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This edited collection examines the campaign for women's suffrage from an international perspective. Leading international scholars explore the relationship between suffragism and other areas of social and political struggle, and examine the ideological and cultural implications of gendered constructions of 'race', nation and empire. The book includes comprehensive case-studies of Britain, India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Palestine.
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Women's Suffrage in the British Empire: Citizenship, Nation and Race

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Overview

This edited collection examines the campaign for women's suffrage from an international perspective. Leading international scholars explore the relationship between suffragism and other areas of social and political struggle, and examine the ideological and cultural implications of gendered constructions of 'race', nation and empire. The book includes comprehensive case-studies of Britain, India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Palestine.
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'It is an outstanding review of the British Empire and the history of enfranchisement of women.' - Australian Popular Culture and Media Studies
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Introduction. PART 1: RE-THINKING SUFFRAGE DISCOURSE. The South African War and the Origins of Suffrage Militancy in Britain,Laura E. Nym Mayhall. "States of Injury": Josephine Butler on Slavery, Citizenship and the Boer War,Antoinette Burton. "Racial Poison": Drink, Male Vice and Degeneration in First Wave Feminism, Marianna Valverde. Modernity and Mother-heartedness: Spirituality and Religious Meanings in Australian Women's Suffrage and Citizenship Movements, 1890s-1929s, Judith Smart. White Maternity and Black Infancy: The Rhetoric of Race in the South African Women's Suffrage Movement, 1895-1926, Pamela Scully. PART 2: LOCAL FEMINISMS IN AN IMPERIAL STATE. An Experiment in the Social Laboratory? Suffrage, National Identity and Mythologies of Race in New Zealand in the 1890s, Raewyn Dalziel. "Women of the Nations, Unite!": Transnational Suffragism in the United Kingdom, 1912-1914, Ian Christopher Fletcher. "Pioneering Representatives of the Hebrew People": International Campaigns of the Palestinian Jewish Women's Equal RIghts Association, 1918-1948, Ruth Abrams. Nation, Tradition, and Rights: The Indigenous Feminism of the Palestinian Women's Movement, 1929-1948, Ellen Fleischman. PART 3: TRACKING THE TRANSNATIONAL. British Suffragists and Iranian Women, 1906-1911, Mansour Bonakdarien. "Making Fresh Britains Across the Seas": Imperial Authority and Antifeminism in Rhodesia, Donal Lowry. Competing Transnational Representations of the 1930s Indian Franchise Question, Catherine Candy. Australian Women's Metropolitan Activism: FromSuffrage, to Imperial Vanguard, to Commonwealth Feminism, Angela Woollacott. Suffragism and Internationalism: The Enfranchisement of British and Indian Women Under an Imperial State, Mrinalina Sinha.
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