Women, Politics and the Public Sphere


Brooks, Ann. (2019). Women, Politics and the Public Sphere Bristol University Press.
AuthorsBrooks, Ann

Women, Politics and the Public Sphere explores the relationship between women, political discourse and political representation historically, contemporaneously and cross-culturally. The focus is historically in the United Kingdom (UK) and contemporaneously in the United States (US). The monograph hypothesizes the legacy of 18thcentury intellectual groupings that were dominated by women such as members of the ‘bluestocking circles’ and other more radical intellectual and philosophical thinkers such as Catherine Macaulay and Mary Wollstonecraft. These individuals and groups that emerged in the 18th century established ‘intellectual spaces’ for the emergence of women public intellectuals in subsequent centuries.

KeywordsWomen; Political activity; History; Mary Wollstonecraft; Political views; Social views; Catharine Macaulay; Women philosophers; Women intellectuals; Women political activists
Web address (URL)https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvg5bt58
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Page range1-224
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Year01 Jan 2019
PublisherBristol University Press
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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