Women Against Cruelty: Protection of Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Revised Edition - Gender in History (Paperback)Diana Donald (author)
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Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 312
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Edition: 2nd edition
Professor Ludmilla Jordanova, Durham University
'In a compelling and fascinating work, Diana Donald restores the words and deeds of 19th century women to the historical record-updating interpretations with a powerful and empowering narrative of the inseparability of animal advocacy, politics and gender.'
Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat and Burger
'Diana Donald's engaging and thoroughly researched new book reveals the importance of the activities of women in the development of the animal protection movement in Britain. [...] This is an excellent book because it demonstrates the huge amount of female talent and energy that underpinned the animal protection movement in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is also, though, realistic about the scale of the challenge - imperialism, hunting and industrial capitalism all increased cruelty to animals in this period. These
women were battling against expanding vested interests and an entrenched gendered culture that systematically dismissed and marginalised feminine views. Donald's work is important in showing female activists, organisations and strategies, but it also allows us to see their relationship with wider Victorian and Edwardian culture.'
Women's History Review
'[...] Donald describes vividly the advocacy of women on behalf of animals and the gendered perceptions of kindness to animals during the Victorian era.'
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