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Rethinking Right-Wing Women – Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880s To the Present - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Rethinking Right-Wing Women: Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880s To the Present

Clarisse Berthezéne and Julie Gottlieb


What has been the experience and the position of women in the political party that produced the UK’s two female prime ministers, Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May? Rethinking Right-Wing Women explores the institutional structures for and the representations, mobilization, and political careers of women in the British Conservative Party since the late 19th century. Tory women have been effective and energetic party workers, and they have always been crucial for fund-raising, canvassing, electioneering work, and as voters at election time. Tory women have been under-researched for the paradoxic ... More

Keywords: Conservative party, women in politics, gender, Britain, Feminism, Right-wing, Women2win

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781784994389
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784994389.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clarisse Berthezéne, editor
University of Paris Diderot

Julie Gottlieb, editor
University of Sheffield

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