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Title: Change and Continuity: Networking, Newspaper, Kinships and Twentieth Century Elite Women
Authors: Riddell, Iain
First Published: 14-Jun-2017
Publisher: Maney Publishing on behalf of Family and Community Historical Research Society
Citation: Family and Community History, 2017, 20:1, pp. 45-62
Abstract: This article examines the juncture point between British-(Anglo)-American elite women in the first half of the twentieth century, their female networks and newspapers. It considers the maternal background, reconstructing biological and fictive kinships, to illustrate generational patterns leading to both female barrier-breaking in elite western institutions and clustering in the political and charitable work environments. The paper covers a century of adult female life using a central stem matrikin whose activities can be recovered through press-cuttings which chart change and continuity of values, confidence, identity and self-awareness through the range of kin based networks. It reconsiders the background to the 1970s breakthrough of women in leadership within elite political and charitable western institutions which has previously been considered as a result of effective equal opportunities combatting barriers rooted in male networking patterns. Finally it reflects on the nature of the press as encountered by, used by and marginalising of elite women during the period.
DOI Link: 10.1080/14631180.2017.1316033
ISSN: 1463-1180
eISSN: 1751-3812
Embargo on file until: 14-Jun-2019
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016 Maney Publishing. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: The file associated with this record is embargoed until 24 months after the date of publication. The final published version may be available through the links above.
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