The so-called feminine question appeared in the writings of Argentine socialism in a very early date. In the first years of the twentieth century, moreover, a number of organizations were established that promoted the action of women in the framework of the activities of local socialism. Drawing upon party sources, this article examines these early organizational experiences and reveals how they consolidated practices that, while promoting and ensuring the continuity of women's centres, also relegated them to a secondary or auxiliary role. The work seeks to account for the tensions that accompanied these initiatives of women's organization and argues that a persistent maternalistic approach, according to which the reproductive role of working women became the axis of their lives, permeated the socialist positions throughout this period.
|Translated title of the contribution||Between a Maternalistic Discourse and the Emancipation of Women. The Argentine Socialist Party and the Organization of Female Workers at the Beginning of the 20th Century|
|Journal||Revista de Historia Americana y Argentina|
|Publication status||Published - May 2020|
- Socialist Party
- Female Workers