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 plightofwomen in
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.
plightofwomen 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.
Communal celebrations or commemorations such as Holy Week, with its plethora
of different forms of artistic expression and
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 plightofwomen 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