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    The (feminised) contemporary Conservative party

    Campbell, Rosie and Childs, Sarah (2017) The (feminised) contemporary Conservative party. In: Berthezène, C. and Gottlieb, J. (eds.) Rethinking right-wing women: Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880s to the present. New Perspectives on the Right. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781784994389.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Rethinking Right-Wing Women explores the institutional structures for and the representations, mobilisation, and the political careers of women in the British Conservative Party since the late 19th century. From the Primrose League (est.1883) to Women2Win (est.2005), the party has exploited women's political commitment and their social power from the grass-roots to the heights of the establishment. Yet, although it is the party that extended the equal franchise, had the first woman MP to sit Parliament, and produced the first two women Prime Ministers, the UK Conservative Party has developed political roles for women that jar with feminist and progressive agendas. Conservative women have tended to be more concerned about the fulfilment of women's duties than the realisation of women's rights. This book tackles the ambivalences between women's politicisation and women's emancipation in the history of Britain's most electorally successful and hegemonic political party.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 10:32
    Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 10:32
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/21472

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