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Voluntary women’s organisations and the women’s movement 1950–64
Caitríona Beaumont

7 Domesticity, modernity and women’s rights: voluntary women’s organisations and the women’s movement 1950–64 What is a wife? A woman who sets jam to jell, children to rights and her hair for a Saturday night out … why does she do it? Because somebody thinks she’s wonderful-and she wants to go on keeping it that way. (Woman, 27 April 1963) The image of the ‘ideal woman’ flashed on all sides of Magazines … is of a pretty creature whose highest function is to pamper her skin and create the ‘house beautiful’ … the assumption [is] that the frilly little woman

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In the feminist Pantheon John Stuart Mill and William Thompson have always featured high, somewhat screening the constellation of progressive literati, men of thought, letters and action who also vindicated and promoted women’s rights. It is the purpose of this book that these men’s voices can be heard. Male voices on women’s rights brings together a unique collection of original nineteenth-century texts, mixing seminal, little-known, or forgotten writings ranging from 1809 to 1913. It comes as a timely complement to the rare scholarly studies undertaken in recent years on men’s roles in the history of feminism, and will be welcomed by anyone interested in its intellectual sources.

The documents, drawn from diaries, essays, parliamentary speeches, pamphlets, newspaper articles, or sermons, testify to the part played by the radical tradition, liberal political culture, religious dissent, and economic criticism in the development of women’s politics in nineteenth–century Britain. They also give some useful insight in the (often emotional) tensions, contradictions, or ambiguities of positions provoked by shifting patterns of masculinity and re-definitions of femininity, and will help revise common assumptions and misconceptions regarding male attitudes to sex equality. This text collection provides more than just source reading: Its substantial historical introduction adds value to the interpretative framework preceding all selected extracts, thus rendered immediately exploitable by students and teachers alike.

Domesticity and the women’s movement in England, 1928–64

This book explores the contribution that five conservative, voluntary and popular women’s organisations made to women’s lives and to the campaign for women’s rights throughout the period 1928 to 1964. The five groups included in this study are: the Mothers’ Union, the Catholic Women’s League, the National Council of Women, the National Federation of Women’s Institutes and the National Union of Townswomen’s Guilds. The book challenges existing histories of the women’s movement that suggest the movement went into decline during the inter-war period only to be revived by the emergence of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s. It is argued that the term women’s movement must be revised to allow a broader understanding of female agency encompassing feminist, political, religious and conservative women’s groups who campaigned to improve the status of women throughout the twentieth century.

This book provides an analysis of the way in which these five voluntary women’s organisations adopted the concept of democratic citizenship, with its rights and duties, to legitimate their demands for reform. Their involvement in a number of campaigns relating to social, welfare and economic rights is explored and assessed. The book provides a radical re-assessment of this period of women’s history and in doing so makes a significant contribution to on-going debates about the shape and the impact of the women’s movement in twentieth century Britain. The book is essential reading for those interested in modern British history and the history of the women’s movement.

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Digital Work and Fragile Livelihoods of Women Refugees in the Middle East and North Africa
Dina Mansour-Ille
Demi Starks

of digital work within refugee communities in general and women’s rights groups in particular ( Hunt et al. , 2017 ). The case of Jordan is particularly revealing – a country that continues to have one of the highest youth and female unemployment rates in the world ( IFC, 2021 ). Despite the slow transition to digital work, refugees are not commonly perceived to be part of this transition. As demonstrated below, considerable challenges – including

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Gender Equality and Culture in Humanitarian Action 1
Ricardo Fal-Dutra Santos

. , Rhodes , F. and Zaaroura , M. ( 2018 ), A Feminist Approach to Localization: How Canada Can Support the Leadership of Women’s Rights Actors in Humanitarian Action , Oxfam Canada , (accessed 30

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Lessons Learned for Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
Logan Cochrane

Recovery Fund – Round 3: UN Joint Stabilization Programmes . South Sudan Recovery Fund, Outcome Evaluation August 2015 . UN Women . ( 2012 ), Sudan and South Sudan Programme Evaluation Report: Building Capacities for Gender Equality and Protection of Women’s Rights in Sudan 2008–2011 . UN Women June 2012 . UNDP . ( 2012 ), Evaluation of Sudan Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Programme . United Nations Development Programme Sudan Final Report November 2012 . UNDP . ( 2013 ), Final Evaluation of Disarmament

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Corporations, Celebrities and the Construction of the Entrepreneurial Refugee Woman
Annika Bergman Rosamond
Catia Gregoratti

women’s rights to a better future, it’s about helping them rise above themselves, and unleash their entrepreneurial potential through the business of handicrafts; a business that is able to save entire communities, who, otherwise, could end up smeared by social and economic disintegration, abused children, troubled youth, broken families, increasing violence and crime, child marriages, sexual exploitation, and human trafficking, to name a few’ ( JRF

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Expanding Gender Norms to Marriage Drivers Facing Boys and Men in South Sudan
Michelle Lokot
Lisa DiPangrazio
Dorcas Acen
Veronica Gatpan
, and
Ronald Apunyo

Journeys, Nuer Lives: Sudanese Refugees in Minnesota ( Boston, MA : Allyn & Bacon ). Hove , M. and Ndawana , E. ( 2017 ), ‘ Women’s Rights in Jeopardy: The Case of War-Torn South Sudan ’, SAGE Open , 1 – 13 , doi: 10.1177/2158244017737355 . Hudson , V. M. and Matfess , H. ( 2017 ), ‘ In Plain Sight: The Neglected Linkage between Brideprice and Violent Conflict ’, International Security , 42 : 1 , 7 – 40 . Huser , C. ( 2018 ), Conflict and Gender Study – South Sudan: Addressing Root Causes Programme , www

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Middle-Aged Syrian Women’s Contributions to Family Livelihoods during Protracted Displacement in Jordan
Dina Sidhva
Ann-Christin Zuntz
Ruba al Akash
Ayat Nashwan
, and
Areej Al-Majali

article, we sound a cautious note on refugees’ labour market participation, which does not necessarily increase women’s rights and gender equality ( Abu-Assab, 2017 ). We also add nuance to the distinction between the public and the private: national and international refugee-reception policies compel our interviewees to work from their living rooms. At the same time, they remain connected to multiple places and people in the world through phone calls, remittance-sending and sometimes

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The Anne Lister Diaries 1836–38

Female Fortune: The Anne Lister Diaries 1833–36 inspired Sally Wainwright to write Gentleman Jack, her major drama series (BBC1 and HBO, 2019 and 2022). This companion volume Anne’s story from May 1836, with the death of her elderly father and the effective banishment of her sister. In the autumn, with the death of Anne’s beloved aunt, Anne Lister and Ann Walker were on their own at Shibden. Anne’s magnificent diaries record their life together. The compelling coded passages reveal the ups and downs of their lesbian marriage. Alongside, Anne developed her own coal mines, embellished Shibden’s architecture, and was politically active, especially at the 1837 election.

So, was it ‘as good as a marriage’? And what was heterosexual marriage like then? Married women had few rights. Both women had to be courageous, always easier for Anne than for Ann. By placing this lesbian relationship in its historical context, Jill Liddington shines a dazzling light on this subversive marriage and its tensions.