In twentieth-century Britain, consumerism increasingly defined and redefined individual and social identities. New types of consumers emerged: the idealized working-class consumer, the African consumer and the teenager challenged the prominent position of the middle and upper-class female shopper. Linking politics and pleasure, Consuming Behaviours explores how individual consumers and groups reacted to changes in marketing, government control, […]
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During a turbulent colonial and postcolonial century, African women struggled to control their own marital, sexual and economic lives and to gain a significant voice in local and national politics. This book introduces many remarkable women, who organized religious and political movements, fought in anti-colonial wars, ran away to escape arranged marriages, and during the […]
Originally published in 2010, the second edition of this documentary history by Reva Siegel and Linda Greenhouse is now available. As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision, it is crucial to understand the political context of both the decision in Roe v Wade and its aftermath. The documents in this […]