Women Activists Between War and Peace: Europe, 1918-1923

Women Activists Between War and Peace: Europe, 1918-1923


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Women Activists between War and Peace employs a comparative approach in exploring women's political and social activism across the European continent in the years that followed the First World War. It brings together leading scholars in the field to discuss the contribution of women's movements in, and individual female activists from, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Russia and the United States.

The book contains an introduction that helpfully outlines key concepts and broader, European-wide issues and concerns, such as peace, democracy and the role of the national and international in constructing the new, post-war political order. It then proceeds to examine the nature of women's activism through the prism of five pivotal topics:

* Suffrage and nationalism
* Pacifism and internationalism
* Revolution and socialism
* Jourbanalism and print media
* War and the body

A timeline and illustrations are also included in the book, along with a useful guide to further reading. This is a vitally important text for all students of women's history, twentieth-century Europe and the legacy of the First World War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472578778
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ingrid Sharp is Senior Lecturer in German at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the editor of Aftermaths of War (co-edited with Matthew Stibbe, 2011) and The Women's Movement in Wartime (co-edited with Alison Fell, 2007).

Matthew Stibbe is Professor of Modern European History at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He has authored several books and edited several volumes of essays on twentieth-century European themes, including Aftermaths of War (co-edited with Ingrid Sharp, 2011).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Time-Line: Women Activists between War and Peace, 1918-1923

Introduction: Women Activists between War and Peace: Europe, 1918-1923
Ingrid Sharp and Matthew Stibbe

1. Suffrage and Nationalism in Comparative Perspective: Britain, Hungary, Finland and the Transnational Experience of Rosika Schwimmer
Lead authors: Julie V. Gottlieb and Judith Szapor, with Tiina Lintunen (on Finland) and Dagmar Wernitznig (on Rosika Schwimmer)

2. Internationalism, Pacifism, Transnationalism: Women's Movements and the Building of a Sustainable Peace in the Post-War World
Lead author: Ingrid Sharp, with Judit Acsády (on Hungary) and Nikolai Vukov (on Bulgaria)

3. Women and Socialist Revolution, 1917-1923
Lead author: Matthew Stibbe (on Germany), with Olga Shnyrova (on Russia) and Veronika Helfert (on Austria)

4. Mediating the National and the International: Women, Jourbanalism and Hungary in the Aftermath of the First World War
Lead authors: Maria DiCenzo, Judit Acsády, David Hudson and Balázs Sipos

5. Women's Movements, War and the Body
Lead authors: Alison S. Fell and Susan R. Grayzel

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