This book explores the pervasive influence of pacifism on Victorian feminism. It provides an account of Victorian women who campaigned for peace, and of the many feminists who incorporated pacifist ideas into their writing on women and gender. The book explores feminists' ideas about the role of women within the empire, their eligibility for citizenship, and their ability to act as moral guardians in public life. It shows that such ideas made use – in varying ways – of gendered understandings of the role of force and the relevance of arbitration and other pacifist strategies. The book examines the work of a wide range of individuals and organisations, from well-known feminists such as Lydia Becker, Josephine Butler and Millicent Garrett Fawcett to lesser-known figures such as the Quaker pacifists Ellen Robinson and Priscilla Peckover.
pacifist ideas into their wider political analysis of women’s position.
Feminists’ ideas of their role within the empire, their eligibility for
citizenship and their suitability to act as moralguardians in public life,
all made use in varying ways of gendered understandings of the role
of force and the relevance of pacifist strategies such as arbitration. As a
result, peace ideas had a pervasive influence on the Victorian women’s
Recent works by Sandi E. Cooper and Leila J. Rupp have also
addressed some of the issues with which this book is concerned. Cooper
striking feature of media representation of political
correctness was its consistent identification with fascism’, 20 Pleasantville used
culture war metaphors of political extremism, associated with tenured
radicals and their ilk, but repositioned these within and against the
prescriptive social regulation of (white, male, middle class)
Collins suggests that contemporary film
informed the racial politics of Yugoslav popular music ( Chapter 1 ). Early 1950s Yugoslav Communists, like authorities in many European countries, expressed reservations about jazz, and some People's Youth reports about music considered ‘vulgar … black dances’ and jazz music inappropriate for the youth supposedly being remade as new socialist men and women – but they were not as concerned, Dean Vuletić ( 2015 : 29) argues, as similar moralguardians in the West (or the USSR), because Yugoslavia lacked any ‘significant black minority, colonialist tradition, and stationed