Highlighting the contributions of feminist media history to media studies and related disciplines, this book focuses on feminist periodicals emerging from or reacting to the Edwardian suffrage campaign and situates them in the context of current debates about the public sphere, social movements, and media history.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: The Challenges and Contributions of Feminist Media History PART I: PUBLICS, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, AND MEDIA HISTORY Revisiting Debates about the Public Sphere Publics and Counterpublics Publics and Social Movements The Private and the Public Suffrage History and Social Movements Key Aspects of Contentious Collective Action Social Movement Organizations Temporal Continuity and Cycles of Protest Framing Culture and Social Movements Media and Social Movements Situating Women's Political Periodicals in Press/Media History The Impact of Feminist Media Research New Directions The Feminist Press and Alternative Media Significance of Early Feminist Media The Case Studies PART II: THE CASE STUDIES Unity and Dissent: Official Organs of the Suffrage Campaign; M.DiCenzo The Englishwoman: 'Twelve Years of Brilliant Life'; L.Ryan Individualism and Introspection: the framing of feminism in The Freewoman ; L.Delap Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
'In its consideration of a selection of periodicals relating to the women's suffrage campaign during the Edwardian age , such as Votes for Women , The Common Cause and The Freewoman , this book offers a wonderful reminder of the range and complexity of ideas circulating in the early feminist press . The chapter on the much-neglected journal The Englishwoman is particularly welcome." - Jane Purvis, THE 'The authors' varied disciplinary perspectives make this book engaging reading but do not interfere with the book's focus. This brief examination will serve as a catalyst for additional research on the suffrage movement.' - R. Ray, Mississippi State University