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Forgotten feminists: the Federation of British Professional and Business Women, 1933-1969

Perriton, L. (2007) Forgotten feminists: the Federation of British Professional and Business Women, 1933-1969. Women's History Review. pp. 79-97. ISSN 1747-583X

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Abstract

Using archive documents of the British Federation of Business and Professional Women (BFBPW) this article explores the role of this early business organisation in campaigning for feminist issues in the post-war period. It argues that the BFBPW is indicative of the complexities of the women’s movement in the post-suffrage era when it fragmented into interconnecting campaigning organisations around a multitude of women’s issues. The article suggests that businesswomen in this period acted in ways that anticipated modern ‘femocratic’ practice in the way they sought to use business networks to gain access to parliamentary policy networks.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2007 Taylor and Francis Ltd. An author produced version of this paper will be available from August 2008.
Keywords: Business and professional women, post-war feminism networks, lobbying
Academic Units: The University of York > The York Management School
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2013 14:16
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09612020601049736
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2426

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