Women, Press and Protest
This project, running until 30 June 2011, studies the impact of women’s economic and political protest on and through newspaper contributions, revealing two hidden aspects:
First women’s protest role in the forgotten French outpost of Pondicherry, the main centre of population amongst small scattered territories ruled by France from the 17th century to 1962.
Second the case of the collapse of The Pioneer newspaper (famous for employing Kipling), when advertisers withdrew their support due to pro-nationalist coverage of female boycotts. There is a touring exhibition of the project findings a website resource and content appears in a series of four articles and as part of a book entitled Gender, Citizenship and the Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), co-authored with Kate Lacey.