Gender in Urban Europe: Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Gender in Urban Europe

Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900, 1st Edition

Edited by Krista Cowman, Nina Javette Koefoed, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren


236 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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This volume offers an integrated set of local studies exploring the gendering of political activities across a variety of sites ranging from print culture, courts, government and philanthropic bodies and public spaces, outlining how a particular activity was constituted as political and exploring how this contributed to a gendered concept of citizenship. The comparative and transnational perspectives revealed through combining such work contributes to establishing new knowledge about the relationship between gender, citizenship and the development of the modern town in Northern Europe.

Table of Contents

Preface Deborah Simonton Introduction Krista Cowman, Nina Javette Koefoed and Åsa Karlsson Sjögren Section I: Gendered Use of Public Space in the Development of Citizenship Introduction to Section I Krista Cowman, Nina Javette Koefoed and Åsa Karlsson Sjögren 1. "To Merit the Countenance of the Magistrates": Gender and Civic Identity in Eighteenth-Century Aberdeen Deborah Leigh Simonton 2. Feeling Civic: Emotions, Gender and Civic Identity in Late Eighteenth-Century Copenhagen Camilla Schjerning 3. Defending Citizenship, Defining Citizenship: Rumours, Pamphleteering and the General Public in the Late Eighteenth-Century Copenhagen Ulrik Langen 4. Manly Magistrates and Citizenship in an Irish Town: Carlow, 1820-1840 Katie Barclay Section II: Political Conflicts, Unruly Political Behavior and Gendered Citizenship Introduction to Section II Krista Cowman, Nina Javette Koefoed and Åsa Karlsson Sjögren 5. The Burcot Bear: Gender, Power and Belonging in the Wells Election of 1765 Elaine Chalus 6. Food Riots in Nineteenth-Century Sweden Mats Berglund 7. "For the Defense of Our Liberty": Gender in Dutch Civic Militancy (1780-1800) Stefan Dudink 8. Citizenship in Action: Hanseatic Women’s Wartime Associations Katherine Aaslestad Section III: Citizenship, Philanthropy and Voluntary Work Introduction to Section III Krista Cowman, Nina Javette Koefoed and Åsa Karlsson Sjögren 9. Citizenship, Poor Relief and the Politics of Gender in Swedish Cities and Towns at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century Åsa Karlsson Sjögren 10. Performing Male Political Citizenship: Local Philanthropy as an Arena for Practicing and Negotiating Citizenship in Late Nineteenth-Century Denmark Nina Javette Koefoed 11. "On Their Behalf No Agitator Raises His Voice": The Irish Distressed Ladies Fund: Gender, Politics and Urban Philanthropy in Victorian Ireland Andrew G. Newby 12. Honour or Control?: Female Recipients of Prussian State Decorations in a Civic Context Ute Chamberlin 13. Woman, Locality and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain Krista Cowman

About the Editors

Krista Cowman is Professor of History and Director of Research in the College of Arts, University of Lincoln.

Nina Javette Koefoed is Associate Professor of History in the Department for Culture and Society at Aarhus University.

Åsa Karlsson Sjögren is Professor of History at Umeå University.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Gender and History

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Subject Categories

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