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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 ...

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
July 21, 2020

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...

Deviant Maternity Illegitimacy in Wales, c. 1680–1800

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

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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 ...

Married Women in Legal Practice Agency and Norms in the Swedish Realm, 1350-1450

Married Women in Legal Practice: Agency and Norms in the Swedish Realm, 1350-1450

1st Edition

By Charlotte Cederbom
September 05, 2019

This book describes the ways in which married women appeared in legal practice in the medieval Swedish realm 1350-1450, through both the agency of women, and through the norms that surrounded their actions. Since there were no court protocols kept, legal practice must be studied through other ...

British Women Travellers Empire and Beyond, 1770-1870

British Women Travellers: Empire and Beyond, 1770-1870

1st Edition

Edited By Sutapa Dutta
August 29, 2019

This book studies the exclusive refractive perspectives of British women who took up the twin challenges of travel and writing when Britain was establishing itself as the greatest empire on earth. Contributors explore the ways in which travel writing has defined women’s engagement with Empire and ...

The Anti-Abortion Campaign in England, 1966-1989

The Anti-Abortion Campaign in England, 1966-1989

1st Edition

By Olivia Dee
August 12, 2019

This book comprises a history of the anti-abortion campaign in England, focusing on the period 1966-1989, which saw the highest concentration of anti-abortion activity during the twentieth century. It examines the tactics deployed by campaigners in their efforts to overturn the 1967 Abortion Act. ...

Gendering Spaces in European Towns, 1500-1914

Gendering Spaces in European Towns, 1500-1914

1st Edition

Edited By Elaine Chalus, Marjo Kaartinen
March 27, 2019

Towns are imagined, lived and experienced, as much as they are conceived and constructed. They reflect cultural and intellectual currents, prevailing economic climates and unresolved tensions. They are physical entities, shaped by topography, time and technology, as well as social and spatial ...

The Masculine Modern Woman Pushing Boundaries in the Swedish Popular Media of the 1920s

The Masculine Modern Woman: Pushing Boundaries in the Swedish Popular Media of the 1920s

1st Edition

By Jenny Ingemarsdotter
December 19, 2018

This book takes a fresh approach to one of the most popular cultural symbols of modernity in the 1920s—the "masculine" modern woman. Uncovering discourses on female masculinity in interwar Sweden, a nation that struggled to become modern but not decadent, this study examines cultural ...

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