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Lecture 7

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

Political Science
Course Code
POLS 2110
Cheryl Collier

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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)
The Second Wave
The Women’s Movement and Waves
The wave analogy identi"es peak/surge moments in a social
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
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