1st Edition

Feminism and the Periodical Press, 1900-1918

    1408 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Edwardian period experienced a particularly vibrant periodical culture, with phenomenal growth in the numbers of titles published that were either aimed specifically at women, or else saw women as a key section of their readership or contributor group. It was an era of political ferment in which a number of ‘progressive’ traditions were formulated, shaped or abandoned, including socialism, feminism, modernism, empire politics, trade unionism and welfarism.

    Organized around some of the central themes of political thought and utopian thinking, this impressive collection gathers together classic articles from key periodicals. The set presents a comprehensive sourcebook of readings on Edwardian/Progressive era feminist thought, exploring the intervention of the radical public intellectuals working in these traditions in North America and the UK from 1900-1918.

    Part 1. The Modern Woman, Feminism and Femininity  Part 2. International Networks of Learning and Exchange  Part 3. Race and Empire  Part 4. Dissent and Conflict  Part 5. Intersection of Social and Political Movements  Part 6. Motherhood and the Family  Part 7. Women's Health and Bodies  Part 8. Men and Masculinity  Part 9. Women, Law and Citizenship  Part 10. The Professions, Work and Education  Part 11. Religion  Part 12. Temperance and the Women's Movement  Part 13. Violence, War and Militancy  Part 14. Mediating Culture: Reviews, Commentaries and Literary Contributions  Part 15. Redefining Public and Domestic Space  Part 16. Feminism and Promotional Culture  Part 17. The Press  Part 18. 'Celebrity' and Famous Women  Part 19. Humour