Dr Gillian Scott

Gillian Scott

arts research University of Brighton

Scholarly biography and interests

Gill Scott is a British social historian whose research is concerned with the relationship between feminist ideas and the organisation of working-class women, particularly within the co-operative and labour movements. Her main focus has been the history of the Women's Co-operative Guild, an auxiliary body of the British Consumers' Co-operative movement, about which she has published several articles, and a monograph ('"Feminism and the Politics of Working Women": the Women's Co-operative Guild 1880s to the Second World War', UCL Press, 1998). This has led into a variety of national and international collaborative projects: as part of the College of Arts and Humanities' 'Gender and Built Space' Research Group, on the contribution of working-class women's organisations to the development of post-war housing policy in Britain; with members of the international co-operative movement on Co-operation and the Pursuit of Peace; with French and British colleagues, on the British suffrage movement, women's movements and women's democratic participation.

Gillian Scott’s research interests are primarily focused in the histories of feminism; the lives of working women in 19th and 20th century Britain; social and political movements of women; women’s involvement in consumers’ co-operation; and gender relations in the labour movement.  She is currently engaged in further research and writing on class and gender tensions within the early suffrage movement and the experiences and contributions of working-class women to the struggle for the vote. The immediate focus for this is a paper entitled ‘Votes for Which Women? The English Women’s Co-operative Guild and the Suffrage, 1904 -1914' that has been accepted for the ‘Labouring Feminism Conference’, to be held in Stockholm, 28-31 August 2008.

She is interested in supporting postgraduate work that is concerned with the histories of feminism; the lives of working women in 19th and 20th century Britain; social and political movements of women; women’s involvement in consumers’ co-operation; gender relations in the labour movement. 

Research activity  

Number of items: 6.

Scott, Gill (2007) The Women's Cooperative Guild and Suffrage In: Suffrage Outside Suffragism. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 132-156. ISBN 978-1403995964

Scott, Gill (2007) The Women’s Co-operative Guild and Suffrage In: Suffrage Outside Suffragism: Women's Vote in Britain, 1880-1914. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 132-156. ISBN 978-1403995964

Scott, Gill (2007) Workshops fit for Homemakers: the Women’s Co-operative Guild and Housing Reform in Mid-20th Century Britain In: Women and the Making of Built Space in England, 1870-1950. Ashgate, pp. 163-179. ISBN 9780754651857

Scott, Gill (2004) Ganley and Webb Matthewm H.C.G & Harrison, UK.

Scott, Gill (2004) Ganley [née Blumfield], Caroline Selina (1879–1966)' and 'Webb, Catherine (1859–1947) In: Entries indexed 101050552 and 101053250 in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, in association with the British Academy, from the earliest times to the year 2000. Oxford University Press. ISBN 019861411X

Scott, Gill (2001) “Nous n’avons pas attendu de pouvoir voter”: la Women’s Co-operative Guild et le processus legislatif, 1906-14 In: Les femmes a la conquete du pouvoir politique: Royaume-Uni, Irlande, Inde. Bibliotheque du Feminisme, L’Harmattan, pp. 103-119. ISBN 2747505111

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