The Women's Liberation Movement in Scotland
This first book-length account of the women's liberation movement in Scotland, uses documentary evidence and oral testimony to chart the origins and development of this important social movement. It reveals the inventiveness and fearlessness of feminist activism, while also pointing towards the importance of considering the movement from grassroots perspectives, presenting a more optimistic account of this enduring legacy. It not only uncovers the reach of the WLM but also considers what women's liberation can tell us about the ways in which the development of the movement has been portrayed. Previous accounts have tended to equate the fragmentation of the movement with weakness and decline. This book challenges this conclusion, arguing that fragmentation led to a diffusion of feminist ideas into wider society. In the Scottish context, it led to a lively and flourishing feminist culture where activists highlighted important issues.
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