Gender in English Society 1650-1850: The Emergence of Separate Spheres?, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Gender in English Society 1650-1850

The Emergence of Separate Spheres?, 1st Edition

By Robert B. Shoemaker


346 pages

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Paperback: 9780582103153
pub: 1998-03-06
Hardback: 9781138157071
pub: 2017-03-02

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A lively social history of the roles of men and women - from workplace to household, from parish church to alehouse, from market square to marriage bed. Robert Shoemaker investigates such varied topics as crime, leisure, the theatre, religious observance, notions of morality and even changing patterns of sexual activity itself.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. Ideas About Gender.

3. Sexuality.

4. Family and Household Life.

5. Work.

6. Religion and Politics.

7. Social and Cultural Life.

8. Conclusion: The Emergence of Separate Spheres?

Select Bibliography.


About the Series

Themes In British Social History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Social History