• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Agitate, Educate, Organise, Legislate: Protestant Women's Social Action in Post-Suffrage Australia (Paperback)
  • Agitate, Educate, Organise, Legislate: Protestant Women's Social Action in Post-Suffrage Australia (Paperback)
zoom

Agitate, Educate, Organise, Legislate: Protestant Women's Social Action in Post-Suffrage Australia (Paperback)

(author)
£37.95
Paperback 277 Pages / Published: 30/01/2018
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
After successfully agitating for the vote for women from the 1890s, Protestant women's organisations in Australia began to educate women at a grassroots level on effective ways of applying political pressure on a wide range of topics and social concerns. Positioning their organisations as non-party-political and separate from more overtly feminist groups, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU); the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and the Mothers' Union attracted women who were keen to work for change, and who were seeking to 'save' the individual as well as the greater society.

These three organisations sought to agitate on a wide range of issues related to girls and women, connecting with public anxieties and highlighting particular vulnerabilities of girls and young women who lived alone in the city and had the potential to be exploited in the workforce. By the 1920s and 1930s these women's groups noted with concern the easier access to divorce and birth control in the Soviet Union and the growing influence of both Communism and 'Hitlerism' in galvanising young people.

Agitate, Educate, Organise, Legislate explores the colourful debates and anxieties that were prevalent from the 1890s to the 1930s and the responses of the key women's organisations whose leadership and campaigns acknowledged that;outside of parliament and party politicsa "women's connection to political matters could be both innovative and socially influential.

Publisher: Melbourne University Press
ISBN: 9780522869903
Number of pages: 277
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

You may also be interested in...

Beneath the Heart of the Sea
Added to basket
Handbook of Japanese Mythology
Added to basket
Sea Harrier Over The Falklands
Added to basket
Terra Nullius
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
With the Old Breed
Added to basket
Helmet for my Pillow
Added to basket
The Commonwealth of Thieves
Added to basket
A Pattern of Islands
Added to basket
Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty
Added to basket
The Australian Army in World War II
Added to basket
Horror In The East
Added to basket
Indigenous Australia
Added to basket
White Beech
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.