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British Women and the Spanish Civil War - Angela Jackson

British Women and the Spanish Civil War

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Through oral and written narratives, this book examines the interaction between women and the war in Spain, their motivation, the distinctive form of their involvment and the effect of the war on their individual lives. These themes are related to wider issues, such as the nature of memory and the role of women within the public sphere. The extent to which women engaged with this cause surpasses by far other instances of female mobilization in peace-time Britain. Such a phenomenon therefore can offer lessons to those who would wish to encourage a greater degree of interest amongst women in political activities today.

1 Introduction -- 2 Theclarion call: Women and the melioristic motive -- 3 Committee culture: Women and mobilisation -- 4 'A woman's work in wartime': Women in Spain -- 5 'A far cry': Women and the voice of empathy -- 6 Aftermath: Women and the memory of war -- 7 Conclusion -- App. I: Profiles -- App. II: Interviews: theory and methodology -- App. III: Organisations and groups

ISBN: 9780203219591
ISBN-10: 0203219597
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 11th April 2002