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Feminine Fascism: Women in Britain's Fascist Movement

Feminine Fascism: Women in Britain's Fascist Movement
Julie V. Gottlieb

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How far did women support Oswald Mosley's Black Shirts? This reference aims to fill a significant gap in the historiography of British fascism, which has generally overlooked the contribution of the women's movement to Britain's fascist experience. Looking at female fascist activism and the influence of feminist ideology on the fascist agenda, Gottlieb shows the significant impact of feminist thought in this area. In spite of its mainstream vocal opposition to fascism, parts of the women's movement as Gottlieb demonstrates, had an implicit connection with the British Union of Fascists.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction - feminine Fascism - women in Britain's Fascist movement, 1923-45;
  • feminized Fascism - Rotha Lintorn-Orman and the British Fascists, 1923-35;
  • women in the British Union of Fascists - organization and forms of participation;
  • the ideology of feminine Fascism;
  • the legacy of the suffragettes to British Fascism;
  • Mosley's women and Mosley's woman - the leader's sexual politics;
  • behind bars and barbed wire - women's experiences of internment under defence regulation 18B, 1940-45;
  • conclusion -women, Fascism and fanaticism, past and present;
  • appendix - who's who in the history of women and Fascism in Britain.

Author Info

Cheryl Buckley is Reader in Design History and Hilary Fawcett is Senior Lecturer in Design History, both in the School of Humanities, University of Northumbria.

Review

'...it must be emphatically stated that this is both an original and important book which has major significance for both gender studies, and the history of British Fascism.'
English Historical Review'

If anyone was tempted to believe, given the plethora of works on British fascism, that there was little left to say, Julia Gottlieb's Feminine Fascism would disabuse them.'
Times Higher Education

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: Social and Cultural History Today

Paperback
ISBN: 9781860649189
Publication Date: 28 Mar 2003
Number of Pages: 392
Height: 216
Width: 134
Illustrations: portraits

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