‘A Strong International Spirit’: Negotiating Co-operative Internationalism in the Women’s Co-operative Guild during the Inter-war Period

Hellawell, Sarah (2020) ‘A Strong International Spirit’: Negotiating Co-operative Internationalism in the Women’s Co-operative Guild during the Inter-war Period. Twentieth Century British History. ISSN 1477-4674

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Abstract

This article explores the internationalism of the Women’s Co-operative Guild during the inter-war years. Drawing on the records of the national and international Guild, alongside the minute books of a local branch based in Darlington, County Durham, it positions the Women’s Co-operative Guild in the vibrant political culture in Britain during the 1920s and 1930s. Building on recent literature that has sought to examine the phenomenon of inter-war internationalism, this article sheds light on an organization that represented the interests of working-class women. Internationalist in outlook, the association demonstrates how internationalist ideals played out on a day-to-day basis. The article demonstrates that the Women’s Co-operative Guild played a unique and complementary role within both the British and international women’s movements.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Culture > History and Politics
Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Depositing User: Sarah Hellawell
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2020 13:17
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2020 13:17
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/11938
ORCID for Sarah Hellawell: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1730-4812

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