The Stalled Revolution: Is Equality for Women an Impossible Dream?

Eva Tutchell
Education Consultant, UK

John Edmonds
King's College London, UK

Product Details
19 Dec 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
344 pages - 152 x 229mm


100 years ago women in the UK won the vote and 50 years ago the Women’s Liberation Movement began a sustained campaign for equal rights. Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds draw upon historical perspectives and contemporary interviews to convey what it felt like to be in the heart of the campaigns—the excitement, the solidarity, the suffering and the humour.  

The tragedy is that, after hard-won successes, the revolution has stalled and equality for women is still a distant dream. Today, men are paid more and occupy nearly 80% of the most powerful jobs across society. The Stalled Revolution poses a vital question about the future: Are women ready to draw inspiration from past successes and take a third leap forward towards equality?  

The book’s three-part approach traces clear pathways through historical successes and disappointments, teaching a new generation of campaigners how to confront the many challenges that face women in the modern world. The Stalled Revolution showcases how the wisdom from our collective struggles can help form the bedrock of a new and successful liberation campaign today.
Chapter 1. The two great Anniversaries 
Chapter 2. Days of hope 
Chapter 3. Winning Votes for Women 
Chapter 4. The Women’s Liberation Movement 
Chapter 5. How the revolutions stalled 
Chapter 6. Lessons from our history 
Chapter 7. Twenty-first century sexism and inequality 
Chapter 8. Threats and trepidation 
Chapter 9. New writing on the banner 
Chapter 10. Living the impossible dream 
Eva Tutchell is an expert on gender issues, advising public authorities on challenges and solutions. Starting out as a secondary school teacher, Eva’s work has covered all age groups. Her book Dolls and Dungarees is recommended reading for primary school teachers, she has researched the attitudes of teenagers and particularly of teenage boys, has published guidance for schools and colleges on disordered eating and has developed and taught a module on gender for use in universities. 
John Edmonds is a trade unionist and specialist in work organisation. Until 2003 John was General Secretary of the 700,000 member GMB trade union where he increased the representation of women throughout the union. He also served as TUC President. More recently John has focused on environmental issues and on a more inclusive system of education and training. He is a Visiting Fellow at King’s College, London, studying labour markets and gender equality. 
This is the second book that Eva and John have written together. Their earlier book, Man-Made: Why so few women are in positions of power, was published in 2015.

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