1st Edition

Gender in Urban Europe
Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900

ISBN 9781138377943
Published August 23, 2018 by Routledge
236 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

USD $58.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

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

View More



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.