Theorising the Women’s Liberation Movement as cultural heritage

Withers, Deborah (2016) Theorising the Women’s Liberation Movement as cultural heritage. Women's History Review, 25 (5). pp. 847-862. ISSN 0961-2025

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Recent interest in documenting and re-evaluating histories of the UK Women's Liberation Movement has produced varied appraisals of the movement. These have emerged from feminist communities wishing to preserve, organise and collect their histories. Such recovery and dissemination, I argue, is cultural heritage rather than ‘history’, as heritage offers different tools for re-presentation as well as creating alternative socio-cultural relationships with the legacies of the WLM. This article draws upon my practice as a curator of feminist histories, and argues for the articulation of a politics of transmission, essential for the longevity and sustainability of feminist cultural heritage and histories.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Feminist archives, Heritage, Transmission, Organisation, Selection
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0621 Culture
Depositing User: D-M Withers
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 11:53
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 15:48

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