Volume 9/2017/1

Mirosław Piwowarczyk
The Educational Role of the Journals of Social and Educational Associations in the Second Republic of Poland as Exemplified by “Citizen Work” of the Women’s Citizen Work Association

The organisational press, as exemplified by “Praca Obywatelska”, published by ZPOK, served a vital role from the point of view of the reborn state, its administration, and local government, as well as the expectations of broader social circles (particularly women) and political parties; it fulfilled the awakened demand and expectations of engaged women citizens in the areas of information on the political, social, economic, and cultural life of the country, its regions, and local communities.
The press of women’s organisations defended the interests of women and facilitated the forming of their political, social, and economic beliefs. It was a tool of propaganda and political agitation in various local and central events; it popularised the ideologies and programmes of political parties and expressed the convictions of particular sections of public opinion, while bringing together clearly defined political and creative circles. This press also served to develop various social initiatives and fulfil the cultural needs of intellectuals, and it participated actively in the popularisation of interest in the country, regions, and local communities.

Keywords: Women’s Citizen Work Association, journals of social and educational organisations, “Praca Obywatelska”, Second Republic of Poland (1918–1939).

doi: https://doi.org/10.5817/cphpj-2017-002

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