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The women’s liberation movement, activism and therapy at the grassroots, 1968–1985

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Women's History Review, Volume: 27, Issue: 7, Pages: 1152 - 1168

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The women’s liberation movement was the impetus for the founding of new institutions of psychological and mental health care for women in the late 1970s and 1980s. This article draws upon the archive of one such site, based in Islington, North London, to explore the ways that members of the movement...

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Published in: Women's History Review
ISSN: 0961-2025 1747-583X
Published: 2018
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