'Carrying on a long tradition': second-wave presentations of first-wave feminism in Spare Rib c. 1972-80.

Cowman, Krista (2010) 'Carrying on a long tradition': second-wave presentations of first-wave feminism in Spare Rib c. 1972-80. European Journal of Women's Studies, 17 (3). pp. 193-210. ISSN 1350-5068

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350506810368909

Abstract

The close relationship between feminism and history has resulted in peaks in the production of feminist histories which coincide with high levels of feminist activity. In many instances, feminists have conceived the research and writing of history as a political act in itself. This article investigates some of the contradictions and omission which can arise when feminism attempts to engage with its own past. Through a close examination of the coverage of the suffrage movement in the British feminist periodical Spare Rib, the article considers the difficulties of constructing alternative versions of history and of integrating new knowledge into broader historical narratives.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:feminism, first-wave feminism, second-wave feminism, women and politics, history
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V147 Modern History 1950-1999
L Social studies > L321 Women's Studies
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V210 British History
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Humanities
ID Code:3401
Deposited By: Krista Cowman
Deposited On:30 Sep 2010 17:42
Last Modified:04 Dec 2013 20:45

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