January 29, 2018 Martial Arts Studies

Book Review: Her Own Hero

Her Own Hero:
The Origins of the Women’s Self Defense Movement.
by Wendy Rouse
New York University Press, 2017
288 pages

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DOI 10.18573/mas.52

Reviewer

Emelyne Godfrey is author of Masculinity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature: Duelling with Danger (2010) and Femininity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and Society: From Dagger-Fans to Suffragettes (2012). Her Kitty and the Cats: Mrs Pankhurst’s Suffragette Bodyguard and the London Police is forthcoming in 2018, and will be the first known book-length biography of influential campaigner Emily Katherine (Kitty) Willoughby Marshall.

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