Chapter 9. Lilies and Lavatory Paper

The Public and the Private in British Suffrage Archives

  1. Shawn J. Parry-Giles Professor Director2 and
  2. J. Michael Hogan PhD Professor scholarly advisor3
  1. Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324105.ch9

The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address

The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address

How to Cite

Jorgensen-Earp, C. R. (2010) Lilies and Lavatory Paper, in The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address (eds S. J. Parry-Giles and J. M. Hogan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324105.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Maryland, USA

  2. 3

    Pennsylvania State University, USA

Author Information

  1. Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178136

Online ISBN: 9781444324105

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Keywords:

  • lilies and lavatory paper, The Public and the Private in British Suffrage Archives;
  • Janie Terrero, member of Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) - violent militants of British women's suffrage movement;
  • increased reification of separate gender roles - as a side note in Jürgen Habermas's discussion of the rise of public sphere;
  • notion of a “social sphere” - as corrective to the hard-and-fast boundaries between private and public spheres;
  • reality in practice of a hard-and-fast separation - between private and public spheres;
  • public/private in British suffrage activism;
  • archival material type - private underpinnings to clearly public events;
  • concept of public/private dichotomy - analytical/interpretive challenges presented by materials in archives;
  • rigors of forcible feeding - process instituted by British government, in response to hunger strikes of suffrage activists as political prisoners;
  • archives of The Women's Library - there is a lily that has been carefully preserved since 1913

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Slippery Dichotomy

  • Public/Private in British Suffrage Activism

  • Conclusion