Women can vote now : feminism and the women's suffrage movement in Argentina, 1900-1955

dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Jonathan C. (Jonathan Charles), 1942-en
dc.creatorHammond, Gregory, 1975-en
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T21:55:45Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T21:55:45Zen
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractIn 1900, the first women’s political organization in Argentina, the National Council of Women, met for the first time. The Council brought together feminists from a range of ideologies, and attempted to unite women of all social classes in an effort to uphold their rights. However, the experience of the Council demonstrated that differences of personality, political orientation, and especially socioeconomic status created barriers that appeals to a common female identity could not overcome. Although most feminists agreed on the need for reforms such as the right to vote, they did not agree on the best means for achieving those goals, or on the priorities for the women’s rights movement. Nevertheless, the campaign for suffrage gained considerable momentum over the years, helping to reinforce and reinforced by movements for educational reform, workplace protection, and legislation on divorce, prostitution, and alcohol. The suffrage movement therefore gained credibility despite the attitude of the government, which usually ignored women’s voting rights as an issue. It was not until 1947 that the government of Juan Perón finally enacted a national suffrage law, followed by the creation of the Peronist Women’s Party under the leadership of his wife, Evita. In this way, Perón co-opted the women’s movement, appealing directly to working class women while bypassing middle class feminists. The Peronist Women’s Party continued to mobilize female voters after Evita’s death in 1952, placing women in the national congress until Perón’s overthrow in 1955.
dc.description.departmentHistoryen
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifierb5929968xen
dc.identifier.oclc57708607en
dc.identifier.proqst3151246en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/1321en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshWomen--Suffrage--Argentina--20th centuryen
dc.subject.lcshFeminism--Argentinaen
dc.titleWomen can vote now : feminism and the women's suffrage movement in Argentina, 1900-1955en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentHistoryen
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen

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