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Few books can boast of the right author meeting the right subject. Here is a glorious exception, which is part of Oakley's life work of refocusing the lens so that the role of women in establishing the welfare state is fully and justifiably recorded. --Frank Field, MP

A new book by Ann Oakley is always a landmark event and this one on the `dangerous women' of reform is irresistible. Read in one sitting, I'd like a sequel please! --Liz Stanley, University of Edinburgh

Brilliantly uncovers the extraordinary contributions to social reform and to campaigning for peace by women mostly forgotten by history. Many of these challenges to convention are still relevant today. --Baroness Tessa Blackstone

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Ann Oakley is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the UCL Institute of Education. A social researcher for more than 50 years, and author of many academic publications, she is also well known for her biography, autobiography and fiction. Her books include The Sociology of Housework, From Here to Maternity and The Men's Room which was serialised by the BBC in 1991.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6383 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Policy Press; 1 edition (8 Mar. 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B079YX94LL
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,455,880 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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