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Sheila Jeffreys examines the activities of feminist campaigners around such issues as child abuse and prostitution and how these campaigns shaped social purity in the 1880s and 1890s. She demonstrates how the thriving and militant feminism of late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was undermined, and asserts that the decline of this feminism was due largely to the promotion of a sexual ideology which was hostile to women’s independence. The circumstances about which she writes are frighteningly familiar in the present political climate.
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Sheila Jeffreys is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Melbourne, where she teaches sexual politics and lesbian and gay politics.Review:
"Splendidly documented, provocative, never dull." —Phyllis Grosskurth, Times Literary Supplement
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Book Description Spinifex Press, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111875559639
Book Description Spinifex Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1875559639 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0789526