This important reference work fills a significant gap in the historiography of British fascism, which has generally overlooked the contribution of the women’s movement. Looking at female fascist activism and the influence of feminist ideology on the fascist agenda, Julie V. Gottlieb shows the significant impact of feminist thought in this area. The author makes use of newly released government documents, a huge range of contemporary pamphlets, newspapers and speeches, and original interviews with those personally involved in the fascist movement.
About the Author
Julie V. Gottlieb received her doctorate from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and is Research Fellow at the University of Toronto.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Feminine Fascism
• Feminized Fascism
• Women in the British Union of Fascist
• The Ideology of Feminine Fascism
• Mosley's Women and Mosley's Woman
• Behind Bars and Barbed Wire
• Conclusion: Women, Fascism and Fanaticism, Past and Present
• Appendix: Who's Who in the History of Women and Fascism in Britain