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Divided sisterhood? Nationalist feminism and feminist militancy in England and Ireland

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Abstract


  • The generally accepted story is that British militant suffragists performed an unexpected and abrupt move away from the feminist

    movement and towards a fiercely jingoistic nationalist campaign once the war began in 1914. Yet, given the nature of exchanges

    between Irish and British militant feminists, Irish feminists should not have been surprised by this turn from gender solidarity to English

    nationalism. In this article, I argue that Irish-British militant feminist entanglements worked to expose the powerful role that English

    nationalism played in suffrage politics at a time when nearly all the focus was on the disruptive influence of Irish nationalism.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Crozier-De Rosa, S. (2018). Divided sisterhood? Nationalist feminism and feminist militancy in England and Ireland. Contemporary British History, 32 (4), 448-469.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85054589002

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4668&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3641

Number Of Pages


  • 21

Start Page


  • 448

End Page


  • 469

Volume


  • 32

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The generally accepted story is that British militant suffragists performed an unexpected and abrupt move away from the feminist

    movement and towards a fiercely jingoistic nationalist campaign once the war began in 1914. Yet, given the nature of exchanges

    between Irish and British militant feminists, Irish feminists should not have been surprised by this turn from gender solidarity to English

    nationalism. In this article, I argue that Irish-British militant feminist entanglements worked to expose the powerful role that English

    nationalism played in suffrage politics at a time when nearly all the focus was on the disruptive influence of Irish nationalism.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Crozier-De Rosa, S. (2018). Divided sisterhood? Nationalist feminism and feminist militancy in England and Ireland. Contemporary British History, 32 (4), 448-469.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85054589002

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4668&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3641

Number Of Pages


  • 21

Start Page


  • 448

End Page


  • 469

Volume


  • 32

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom