I was arrested at Greenham in 1962: Investigating the oral narratives of women in the Committee of 100. 1960-1968.

Carroll, Sam (2004) I was arrested at Greenham in 1962: Investigating the oral narratives of women in the Committee of 100. 1960-1968. Oral History, 32 (1). ISSN 00940798

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Abstract

The Committee of 100 (1961-68) was an anti-hierarchical group campaigning for British unilateral nuclear disarmament, using non-violent direct action. This article examines the oral narratives of six women involved in the campaign. It brings to light examples of women's activism at this time when there was a strong ideological bias towards them remaining in the domestic sphere, and explores the gendered experiences within the group. The narratives reveal the individuality and originality of the Committee of 100, especially in comparison to their contemporary radical political groups and also the precursory effects of the group on the structure, ethos and method of later campaigns such as Women's Liberation and Greenham Common Peace Camp.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Centre for Community Engagement
Depositing User: Sam Carroll
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:43
Last Modified: 30 May 2012 08:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27665
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