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Hungarian women's activism in the wake of the First World War : from rights to revanche / Judith Szapor.

Author/Creator:
Szapor, Judith, author.
Publication:
London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 207 pages ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Feminism -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Political activity -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism.
Women -- Political activity.
Hungary.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
Using a wide range of previously unpublished archival, written, and visual sources, Hungarian Women's Activism in the Wake of the First World War offers the first gendered history of the aftermath of the First World War in Hungary. The book examines women's activism during the post-war revolutions and counter-revolution. It describes the dynamic of the period's competing, liberal, Christian-conservative, socialist, radical socialist, and right-wing nationalistic women's movements and pays special attention to women activists of the Right. In this original study, Judith Szapor goes on to convincingly argue that illiberal ideas on family and gender roles, tied to the nation's regeneration and tightly woven into the fabric of the interwar period's right-wing, extreme nationalistic ideology, greatly contributed to the success of Miklos Horthy's regime. Furthermore the book looks at the long shadow that anti-liberal, nationalist notions of gender and family cast on Hungarian society and provides an explanation for their persistent appeal in the post-Communist era. This is an important text for anyone interested in women's history, gender history and Hungary in the 20th century.
Contents:
Introduction: from rights to revanche
The promise of progress : women's rights and women's movements in Hungary, 1904-1918
Between the private and the public : the Hungarian women's debating club
Did Hungarian women have a revolution?
To regenerate the Hungarian family and the nation
The political is personal : the friendships and fallings-out of Emma Ritoók
A perfect storm of citizenship
Conclusion: the long shadow of Cecile Tormay
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781350020498
1350020494
9781350020504
9781350020511
OCLC:
1000526945