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Infidel feminism: Secularism, religion and women's emancipation, England 1830–1914

Laura Schwartz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085826
eISBN:
9781781704936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085826.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book studies a distinctive brand of women's rights that emerged out of the Victorian Secularist movement, and looks at the lives and work of a number of female activists, whose renunciation of ... More


Freethinking feminists: women in the Freethought movement

Laura Schwartz

in Infidel feminism: Secularism, religion and women's emancipation, England 1830–1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085826
eISBN:
9781781704936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085826.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter introduces the women who form the subject of this study – tracing their class and denominational backgrounds, examining their lives in the context of wider female involvement in the ... More


Introduction

Laura Schwartz

in Infidel feminism: Secularism, religion and women's emancipation, England 1830–1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085826
eISBN:
9781781704936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085826.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter introduces the issue of women's rights in relation to the creation of modern definitions of ‘religion’ and ‘secularism’ in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when feminists ... More


Secularism and Secularisation at the Fin de Siècle

Sara Lyons

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter provides a general overview of the meanings of secularism at the end of the century, distinguishing between the declining fortunes of the organised Secularist Movement and the ... More


Counter-conversion: Freethinking feminists and the renunciation of religion

Laura Schwartz

in Infidel feminism: Secularism, religion and women's emancipation, England 1830–1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085826
eISBN:
9781781704936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085826.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the ‘counter-conversions’ of women from religion to Freethought. It uses their personal narratives to ask wider questions about the relationship between Christianity and the ... More


Infidel feminism: feminism in the Freethought movement

Laura Schwartz

in Infidel feminism: Secularism, religion and women's emancipation, England 1830–1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085826
eISBN:
9781781704936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085826.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the tensions surrounding the place of ‘woman’ in Freethought ideology. It discusses ‘infidel feminism’ and Freethought support for woman's rights alongside its more problematic ... More


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