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I was arrested at Greenham in 1962: Investigating the oral narratives of women in the Committee of 100. 1960-1968.
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-08, 07:29 authored by Sam Carroll
The Committee of 100 (1961-68) was an anti-hierarchical group campaigning for British unilateral nuclear disarmament, using non-violent direct action. This article examines the oral narratives of six women involved in the campaign. It brings to light examples of women's activism at this time when there was a strong ideological bias towards them remaining in the domestic sphere, and explores the gendered experiences within the group. The narratives reveal the individuality and originality of the Committee of 100, especially in comparison to their contemporary radical political groups and also the precursory effects of the group on the structure, ethos and method of later campaigns such as Women's Liberation and Greenham Common Peace Camp.
PublisherOral History Society
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