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Origins and aspirations: voluntary women's organisations and the representation of housewives, mothers and citizens

Caitríona Beaumont

in Housewives and citizens: Domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086076
eISBN:
9781781705971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the origins and aims of the five voluntary women's organisations included in this research: the Mothers’ Union, Catholic Women's League, National Council of Women, National ... More


Housewives and citizens: Domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Caitriona Beaumont

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086076
eISBN:
9781781705971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

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 ... More


Introduction

Caitríona Beaumont

in Housewives and citizens: Domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086076
eISBN:
9781781705971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The introduction sets out current historical debates on the history of the women's movement in twentieth century Britain and argues that the term women's movement needs to be re-defined to encompass ... More


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