The Resource Girls of liberty : the struggle for suffrage in Mandatory Palestine, Margalit Shilo

Girls of liberty : the struggle for suffrage in Mandatory Palestine, Margalit Shilo

Label
Girls of liberty : the struggle for suffrage in Mandatory Palestine
Title
Girls of liberty
Title remainder
the struggle for suffrage in Mandatory Palestine
Statement of responsibility
Margalit Shilo
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Following the Balfour Declaration and the British conquest of Palestine (1917-1918), the small Jewish community that lived there wanted to establish an elected assembly as its representative body. The issue that hindered this aim was whether women would be part of it. A group of feminist Zionist women from all over the country created a political party that participated in the elections, even before women's suffrage was enacted. This unique phenomenon in Mandatory Palestine resulted in the declaration of women's equal rights in all aspects of life by the newly founded Assembly of Representatives. Margalit Shilo examines the story of these activists to elaborate on a wide range of issues, including the Zionist roots of feminism and nationalism; the ultra-Orthodox Jewish sector's negation of women's equality; how traditional Jewish concepts of women fashioned rabbinical attitudes on the question of women's suffrage; and how the fight for women's suffrage spread throughout the country. Using current gender theories, Shilo compares the Zionist suffrage struggle to contemporaneous struggles across the globe, and connects this nearly forgotten episode, absent from Israeli historiography, with the present situation of Israeli women. This rich analysis of women's right to vote within this specific setting will appeal to scholars and students of Israel studies, and to feminist and social historians interested in how contexts change the ways in which activism is perceived and occurs
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MAC
Dewey number
324.6/23095694
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1830.A58
LC item number
S56 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law & HBI Series on Jewish Women
Target audience
adult
Label
Girls of liberty : the struggle for suffrage in Mandatory Palestine, Margalit Shilo
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Feminism and its Zionist and Hebrew roots -- 2. The women's struggle begins: local organization -- 3. The national campaign commences -- 4. From associations to political party: the union of Hebrew women for equal rights -- 5. One step forward, two steps back -- 6. The union comes of age -- 7. Five years of struggle and a victory -- 8. Victory and defeat
Control code
ocn945217324
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611688863
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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.b34748167
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945217324
  • knowledge161168885X

Library Locations

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