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Lecture 7

45-211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Advocacy Group, Henrietta Edwards, Louise Mckinney


Department
Political Science
Course Code
POLS 2110
Professor
Cheryl Collier
Lecture
7

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Lecture 7
The First Wave of the Women’s Movement
Class Outline
Announcements – DVWS visit
First Wave of the Canadian Women’s Movement
oThe Wave Analogy
oSocial Movement de"nition (v. interest grp)
oTheories
oActivism
oAccomplishments
The Second Wave
oTheories
The Women’s Movement and Waves
The wave analogy identi"es peak/surge moments in a social
movement
Like waves of an ocean, the end of a wave does not mean the
water disappears. Similarly, movement activism does not stop
between ‘waves’ (60).
Social Movement v. Interest group
“expressions of collective action made up of heterogeneous
political, social and cultural networks engaged in a continual
process of disputing, compromising, rede"ning, and adapting
identities, strategies and goals” (60-61)
ointerest groups:
more formally organized;
aimed directly at state
osocial movements:
may not be state-focused at all;
represent identify formation and validation,
peace, women, aboriginal, environmental, civil rights
An introduction to the First Wave
meet Nellie McClung
The "rst wave- Theories
2 main theories between the late 1800s to the early 1900s
(‘ending’ with women’s su<rage)
1. Liberal feminism – Mary Woolstencraft
(1792) “A Vindication of the Rights of Women
less domination of women and less subordination under
liberalism
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