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Neil McNaughton

were allowed to vote in 1918 and 21-year olds (the age of male suffrage) followed in 1928. But women’s suffrage was not the breakthrough which it might at first appear. It had been hoped, and even assumed, that once women were given a political voice many other benefits would automatically follow. With politicians now accountable to women and seeking their votes, surely they would begin to listen to demands for further concessions. Furthermore, the movement had been almost exclusively middle class in character. There was little interest in the plight of women in

in Understanding British and European political issues
Community engagement and lifelong learning
Author: Peter Mayo

In this broad sweep, Mayo explores dominant European discourses of higher education, in the contexts of different globalisations and neoliberalism, and examines its extension to a specific region. It explores alternatives in thinking and practice including those at the grassroots, also providing a situationally grounded project of university–community engagement. Signposts for further directions for higher education lifelong learning, with a social justice purpose, are provided.

Peter Mayo

plight of women and the structural forms of patriarchy, and how the courage of women who appear in the narrative can be channelled in the direction of action, collective or otherwise, to help transform these structures. One can contrast the machismo showing off of males against the more humble and life-​centred values surrounding women depicted in this kind of pageantry, an observation that can stimulate a variety of issues up for debate. Art Communal celebrations or commemorations such as Holy Week, with its plethora of different forms of artistic expression and

in Higher education in a globalising world
Gill Allwood and Khursheed Wadia

Hopkinson (2000) and Mollard (2001). 6 Refugees, Racism and Asylum Rights Conference organised in June 2001 by the Newham Refugees Forum and the University of East London. 7 In 2001, two plays, aiming to dispel certain myths about refugee women, were performed in London. The first, performed at the Royal Court Theatre was The Bogus Woman by Kay Adshead (highlighting the plight of women in detention in the UK); the second (about a woman refugee looking for her son in the UK) was Credible Witness by Timberlake Wertenbaker, performed at Shepherd’s Bush Green theatre. 8

in Refugee women in Britain and France