The Lost Wave: Women and Democracy in Postwar Italy

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As Italy emerged from World War II, the first women entered the national government. The 45 women who became parliamentarians when Italian women were first entitled to vote in 1946 represented a "lost wave" of feminist action, argues Molly Tambor. In this work, Tambor reconstructs the role that these female politicians played in Italy's new democratic Republic. They proved critical in ensuring that the new Constitution formally guaranteed the equality of all citizens regardless of sex, translating the general ...

The Lost Wave: Women and Democracy in Postwar Italy 2014, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199378234

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