20th century, Humanities

The Second Sex

By EJ Tritton Simone de Beauvoir has often been described as the 'mother' of modern feminism, and her most famous work, Le Deuxieme Sexe (published in 1949) as its 'Bible'. Yet 'Feminism' is a remarkably ambiguous concept. Wikipedia defines it as "a number of movements, theories and philosophies that are concerned with issues of gender… Continue reading The Second Sex

20th century, Humanities

Iris Marion Young : A ‘new look’ female bodily experience

By Lauren Steyn Throughout history, the image of women has undeniably been that of 'the Other'; with the female form long associated with fragility, sex, birth, age and flesh. Iris Marion Young (1949-2006), a leading political philosopher and feminist theorist, explored the female body from an experiential point of view and so sought to fill… Continue reading Iris Marion Young : A ‘new look’ female bodily experience

18th century, Humanities

Olympe de Gouges and the Rights of Woman

By Lloyd Lewis In March 2004, in a modest ceremony followed by a buffet, a previously unnamed crossroads in Paris was named 'Place Olympe de Gouges'. Throughout France, a small but growing number of roads bear the same name; all were inaugurated within the last thirty years, Gouges died in 1793. The campaign to rehabilitate… Continue reading Olympe de Gouges and the Rights of Woman

20th century, Humanities

“At the beginning there was the deed.” Rosa Luxemburg and the Theory of Mass Strike

By Hannah Kuchler   Polish revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg lived her life by this motto, organising, protesting and campaigning for revolution. Not content with founding and leading the Polish Social Democratic party she moved to Germany to be at the industrial heartland of Europe. Fiercely opposed to German militarism, she campaigned for a general strike to… Continue reading “At the beginning there was the deed.” Rosa Luxemburg and the Theory of Mass Strike

Interviews

Recovering Lost Voices: An interview with Professor Jane Martin (in full)

On behalf of Bluestocking, Ali Nihat interviewed Professor Jane Martin, of the Institute of Education in London, whose work focuses on the relation between education and politics. Professor Martin spoke to us about her recently published work Making Socialists: Mary Bridges Adams and the Fight for Knowledge and Power, 1855-1939, and the difficulties ofrecovering the… Continue reading Recovering Lost Voices: An interview with Professor Jane Martin (in full)