Fabian Couples, Feminist Issues

1st Edition

Reva Pollack Greenburg

Published December 12, 2018
Reference - 428 Pages
ISBN 9781138390546 - CAT# K399576
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Politics

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In the three decades before the First World War, the relationship between socialism and feminism was both curious and convoluted. Despite strong theoretical links between these ideologies, class and sex seem to have inspired conflicting loyalties and opposing demands. In Britain, the uniquely middle-class, reform-minded Fabian Society might have been expected to bridge the gap between these movements. Yet, between 1884 and 1914, the Fabian Society’s record on the "woman question" was highly inconsistent and, at times, overtly regressive. Originally published in 1987, this title looks at three of the most influential members, Sidney Webb, George Bernard Shaw and Hubert Bland and the women they were married to, who were also active in the Society.

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