Learning the Suffrage Story
This paper asks what young people learn about suffrage through a small, comparative study of British history textbooks. She highlights how frequently women’s achievements are reduced to a few paragraphs and how, from 1945 to 2000, many of the same words and contexts are used to “explain” the suffragettes. Clink’s paper is a reminder of the institutional sexism that contemporary feminists still seek to change, and is an apt reminder of the lack of women in school curriculum.
Suffragette Legacy: How Does the History of Feminism Inspire Current Thinking in Manchester
Clink, K. (2015). Learning the Suffrage Story. In: Suffragette Legacy: How Does the History of Feminism Inspire Current Thinking in Manchester. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
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