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dc.contributor.authorShilo, Margalit
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-04 14:14:39
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:19:08Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:19:08Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier605041
dc.identifierOCN: 1030818990en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32794
dc.description.abstractFollowing the Balfour Declaration and the British conquest of Palestine (1917-1918), the small Jewish community that lived there wanted to establish an elected assembly as its representative body. The issue that hindered this aim was whether women would be part of it. A group of feminist Zionist women from all over the country created a political party that participated in the elections, even before women's suffrage was enacted. This unique phenomenon in Mandatory Palestine resulted in the declaration of women's equal rights in all aspects of life by the newly founded Assembly of Representatives. Margalit Shilo examines the story of these activists to elaborate on a wide range of issues, including the Zionist roots of feminism and nationalism; the ultra-Orthodox Jewish sector's negation of women's equality; how traditional Jewish concepts of women fashioned rabbinical attitudes on the question of women's suffrage; and how the fight for women's suffrage spread throughout the country. Using current gender theories, Shilo compares the Zionist suffrage struggle to contemporaneous struggles across the globe, and connects this nearly forgotten episode, absent from Israeli historiography, with the present situation of Israeli women. This rich analysis of women's right to vote within this specific setting will appeal to scholars and students of Israel studies, and to feminist and social historians interested in how contexts change the ways in which activism is perceived and occurs. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBrandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law / HBI Series on Jewish Women
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJF Asian history::HBJF1 Middle Eastern history
dc.subject.otherpalestine
dc.subject.otherpolitical activity
dc.subject.otherwomen's studies
dc.subject.other1917-1948
dc.subject.otherhistory
dc.subject.othersuffragists
dc.subject.otherlegal status
dc.subject.otherlaws
dc.subject.othersuffrage
dc.subject.otherjewish women
dc.subject.otherAssembly of Representatives (Mandatory Palestine)
dc.subject.otherHaredi Judaism
dc.subject.otherHebrew language
dc.subject.otherJerusalem
dc.subject.otherMizrahi Jews
dc.subject.otherYishuv
dc.subject.otherZionism
dc.titleGirls of Liberty
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_605041
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb79358b0-6dd8-4564-8a0c-53b5138feb16
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9781611688856
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.pages232
oapen.place.publicationWaltham
oapen.grant.number103451
oapen.grant.programKU Round 2
oapen.redirect649996
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Assembly of Representatives (Mandatory Palestine) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assembly_of_Representatives_(Mandatory_Palestine); Haredi Judaism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haredi_Judaism; Hebrew language - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_language; Jerusalem - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem; Mizrahi Jews - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizrahi_Jews; Women's rights - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_rights; Women's suffrage - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_suffrage; Yishuv - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yishuv; Zionism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zionism
oapen.identifier.isbn9781611689280
grantor.number103451
oapen.identifier.ocn1030818990


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