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Fabian Couples, Feminist Issues

ISBN 9781138390607
Published December 14, 2020 by Routledge
432 Pages

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Book Description

In the three decades before the First World War, the relationship between socialism and feminism was both curious and convoluted. Despite strong theoretical links between these ideologies, class and sex seem to have inspired conflicting loyalties and opposing demands. In Britain, the uniquely middle-class, reform-minded Fabian Society might have been expected to bridge the gap between these movements. Yet, between 1884 and 1914, the Fabian Society’s record on the "woman question" was highly inconsistent and, at times, overtly regressive. Originally published in 1987, this title looks at three of the most influential members, Sidney Webb, George Bernard Shaw and Hubert Bland and the women they were married to, who were also active in the Society.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.  Abstract.  1. Fabian Socialism, Feminist Issues  2. The George Bernard Shaws  3. The Hubert Blands  4. The Sidney Webbs  5. Conclusion.  Selected Bibliography.

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