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Transnational Modernity in Southern Europe Women's Periodicals and Salon Culture (1860–1920)

Transnational Modernity in Southern Europe: Women's Periodicals and Salon Culture (1860–1920)

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Christina Bezari
January 22, 2023

This book explores women’s editorial and salon activities in Southern Europe and provides a comparative view of their practices. It argues that women in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece used their double role as editors and salonnières to engage with foreign cultures, launch the careers of ...

The Life and Turbulent Times of Clara Dorothea Rackham Suffragist, Socialist, and Social Reformer

The Life and Turbulent Times of Clara Dorothea Rackham: Suffragist, Socialist, and Social Reformer

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Maroula Joannou
October 14, 2022

This is the first critical study of Clara Dorothea Rackham née Tabor (1875-1966), a towering figure in the suffrage, labour, co-operative, peace and adult education movements but virtually forgotten today. This clearly written and engaging study is based on unpublished primary sources including ...

Gender, Generations, and Communism in Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond

Gender, Generations, and Communism in Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond

1st Edition

Edited By Anna Artwińska, Agnieszka Mrozik
August 01, 2022

Communism in twentieth-century Europe is predominantly narrated as a totalitarian movement and/or regime. This book aims to go beyond this narrative and provide an alternative framework to describe the communist past. This reframing is possible thanks to the concepts of generation and gender, which...

Women in the French Enlightenment From Femme Savante to Mother of the Family

Women in the French Enlightenment: From Femme Savante to Mother of the Family

1st Edition

By Anna Maria Marchini
July 28, 2022

This volume deals with philosophical, scientific, and ideological images of women during the French Enlightenment, examining their emergence in the reflections of the philosophes, in Catholic morality, in biological and medical knowledge, in novels, in periodicals, and in the law. Alongside the ...

Oral Histories of Tibetan Women Whispers from the Roof of the World

Oral Histories of Tibetan Women: Whispers from the Roof of the World

1st Edition

By Lily Xiao Hong Lee
May 13, 2022

Through the translated stories of twenty Tibetan women of various backgrounds, ages and occupations who were alive in the twentieth century, this book presents broad, under-explored and engaging perspectives on Tibetan culture and politics, ethnicity or mixed ethnicity, art, marriage, religion, ...

Cinematic Representations of Women in Modern Celebrity Culture, 1900–1950

Cinematic Representations of Women in Modern Celebrity Culture, 1900–1950

1st Edition

Edited By María Cristina C. Mabrey, Leticia Pérez Alonso
April 15, 2022

The purpose of this edited volume is to explore the contributions of women to European, Mexican, American and Indian film industries during the years 1900 to 1950, an important period that signified the rise and consolidation of media technologies. Their pioneering work as film stars, writers, ...

Women and Scottish Society, 1700–2000

Women and Scottish Society, 1700–2000

1st Edition

By W.W.J. Knox
May 04, 2021

This book attempts to cover all the important aspects of a woman’s life in Scotland, examining how and why it changed over the last 300 years. It walks us through the day-to-day existence of Scottish women and in doing so covers areas such as family and household, education, work and politics, ...

Fathers and Sons in the English Middle Class, c. 1870–1920

Fathers and Sons in the English Middle Class, c. 1870–1920

1st Edition

By Laura Ugolini
April 27, 2021

This book explores the relationship between middle-class fathers and sons in England between c. 1870 and 1920. We now know that the conventional image of the middle-class paterfamilias of this period as cold and authoritarian is too simplistic, but there is still much to be discovered about ...

Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1st Edition

By Rebecca Adami
August 06, 2020

Who were the non-Western women delegates who took part in the drafting of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) from 1945-1948? Which member states did these women represent, and in what ways did they push for a more inclusive language than "the rights of ...

Deviant Maternity Illegitimacy in Wales, c. 1680–1800

Deviant Maternity: Illegitimacy in Wales, c. 1680–1800

1st Edition

By Angela Joy Muir
February 21, 2020

This is the first-ever book to explore illegitimacy in Wales during the eighteenth century. Drawing on previously overlooked archival sources, it examines the scope and context of Welsh illegitimacy, and the link between illegitimacy, courtship and economic precarity. It also goes beyond courtship ...

The Impact of World War I on Marriages, Divorces, and Gender Relations in Europe

The Impact of World War I on Marriages, Divorces, and Gender Relations in Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Sandra Brée, Saskia Hin
December 11, 2019

How did WWI affect the love lives of ordinary citizens and their interactions as couples? This book focuses on how dramatic changes in living conditions affected key parts of the life course of ordinary citizens: marriage and divorce. Innovative in bringing together demographic and gender ...

Courtship, Marriage and Marriage Breakdown Approaches from the History of Emotion

Courtship, Marriage and Marriage Breakdown: Approaches from the History of Emotion

1st Edition

Edited By Katie Barclay, Jeffrey Meek, Andrea Thomson
November 01, 2019

This book explores the history of marriage and marriage-like relationships across five continents from the seventeenth century to the present day. Across fourteen chapters, leading marriage scholars examine how the methodologies from the new history of emotions contribute to our understanding of ...

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